Shooting Star State Trail is currently 19 miles long, an 8-foot-wide asphalt path from Le Roy (east) to Rose Creek (west). It follows an abandoned railroad bed of the Milwaukee Road, which once stretched from the Midwest through the Rocky Mountains. The scenic trail includes bike racks and rest benches in key places along the route.
There are plans to extend the trail farther west to Austin.
Parking and Trail Access
There is plenty of parking at the trailheads in both Le Roy and Adams, with restrooms and covered picnic areas. Taopi also has a restroom and picnic table with parking.
Fast, flat, and smooth
I rode this trail from west to east with a car shuttle. The western trailhead in Rose Creek has no official parking lot, but it is across the street from the town hall, and there was a porta-potty at the end of the trail.
The trail is dead flat and ...
Sort of a blended trail?
My wife and I rode this trail Sept.24, from Adams to LeRoy and back. The trail starts as a rail-trail but after Taopi, becomes a meandering curving path, with squarer corners than a rail trail. Trail maintenance is very good. It was a wonderful ride through ...
Hot Humid Day...
I rode this trail with my wife and 4 kids- oldest being 11. We started in Adams, which was good because the trail goes very slightly uphill all the way to LeRoy. There was a little rest stop in Taopi, and of course in LeRoy. The trail was not very shady ...