The South Piney Creek or S Trail runs along the Lander Cut Off of the Emigrant Trail. It's east end is a parking area located approximately 13 miles west of Big Piney near Miami Ditch. From this parking lot it runs west 6.7 miles to a Junction with the H Trail at Coal Creek.
Avalanche Hazards: The primary avalanche hazard to this trail is from known avalanche paths that originate from very steep terrain on the north side of the trail 0.9 miles from the H Trail Junction and on both sides of the trail 1.0 mile east of the H Trail Junction. These slide paths are located 5.7 and 5.8 miles west of the parking area. Avalanches on the slide paths on the north side of the trail originate from starting zones at an elevation of 8,300 feet that face south. Avalanches on the path on the south side of the trail originate from starting zones at a similar elevation that face north.
Two other south facing hillsides along this trail have some potential to produce avalanches that could reach this trail when they are snow covered and conditions are unstable. One is located 0.3 miles form the H Trail Junction (6.4 miles from the parking area) and the other is located 1.3 miles from the H Trail Junction (5.4 miles from the parking area).