Shooting Star Recreational Trail 

From the northwestern end near Austin's Hormel Nature Center just off I-90 the trail's nearly 30-route runs southeast generally along MN Hwy 56 through the towns of Rose Creek,  Adams, Taopi, and through Lake Louise State Park before it ends at the LeRoy eastern trailhead. Rest stops are placed every few miles. NOTE: for trail users there is no admission fee at the state park.
[At the northwest end]
Take Exit 184 off Interstate 90 and turn south onto MN Hwy 56 toward Rose Creek. The trail begins just in a quarter mile and runs along the west side of the highway. In another year or so, it should be completed from that corner to the east side entrance of the Hormel Nature Center trail off Exit 181, 28th Street on the east side of Austin. 
[At the southeast end]
The trail begins in LeRoy on MN 56, 7 miles west of  US63 at the MN-IA state line. Turn west onto MN Hwy 56 and look for the trailhead next to the school's athletic field.

  • A full size PDF printable version of the brochure is here.

  • Riders and hikers of all ages use this trail that runs through the middle of the towns of Rose Creek, Adams, Taopi and LeRoy.

  • Rest stops are conveniently spaced every few miles along the trail. And there are native tall grass prairie markers and a kiosk at Taopi.

  • City Parks in Rose Creek, Adams, and LeRoy are conveniently near the trail. There are also convenience stores close to the trail to stop for refreshments.

2019 Bike Ride

2019 Shooting Star Bike Ride
You can print a copy of the entire brochure.


Print a copy of this year's brochure which includes the registration form.
Or you can use the online registration that should be ready soon.

2019 Ride Maps


This year's headquarters will be at the Adams City Park which is right on the trail and MN 56. Parking is available in the park or across the highway at the Southland Athletic Field. From Interstate 90, take Exit 184 onto MN Highway 56 toward the south and east 11 miles to Adams. The city park with shelters and rest rooms is on the right.