4,723 ft
197 ft
-173 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shooting Star Trail

Shooting Star Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Whiterock Conservancy
    Coon Rapids, Iowa
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #9967 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

Use this trail to connect the Big Dipper Trail to the River House Trailhead and the trails on the west side of Fig Ave.

From Fig Ave on the SW side of the Racoon River, cross the stream and climb right up over the top of the "White Rock." Once at the top of the climb, you'll come out of the trees for a second and then drop back into the trees.

Enjoy the flowing trail and sweeping turns as you head back down to another creek crossing. After crossing the creek, climb up a bit and continue along the trail as it becomes a bit exposed before coming to an intersection with the Big Dipper Trail.

Most riders will end up riding this trail both ways as it is the main connection between the Dippers and the other trails at the Conservancy. It is just as fun the other way with a good climb and fun descent back down to the River House Barn.

Closed when wet.
Bikes and Hikers only
Dogs allowed
Rider fee ($3/day) payable at multiple self-serve stations.
Camping available for a fee

Access Info

Start out at River Campground, take Fig Avenue bridge across the river and head south onto Shooting Star Trail.

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More Stats for Shooting Star Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    25 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,106 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,274 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,125 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,150 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,249 ft
  • Distance down
    2,070 ft
  • Distance flat
    403 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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May 27, 2016 @ 8:31pm
May 27, 2016
Shooting Star Trail, Coon Rapids

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