Shooting Star Recreational Trail 

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

Online Registration Mail-in Registration Ride Maps (PDFs)

  • 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.

  • This year's ride info is available in a brochure in PDF format (see below).

  • The 2017 shirt is navy with red and white. This link opens up a much larger picture of this shirt.

2017 Bike Ride

Saturday, June 24
from LeRoy Trailhead

20 & 40 Mile 'Exercisers'
50 Mile 'Workout'
62 Mile (100 K) 'Metric Century'
100 Mile 'Century'

The Century Ride begins first at 6:30 am.  All the other rides start at 7:30 - 8:30 am.
Attractive shirts are included with the $20-$25 Individual registrations.
There is also a no-charge 4-mile 'Fun Ride' that goes out to Lake Louise State Park.

You can print a copy of this year's brochure. 2017 Shooting Star Bike Ride