Shooting Star State Trail
|Shooting Star State Trail|
|Length||14 mi (23 km)|
|Location||Southeast Minnesota, USA|
|Designation||Minnesota state trail|
|Use||Biking, hiking, in-line skating|
|Sights||Lake Louise State Park, wildflowers|
|Website||Shooting Star State Trail|
The Shooting Star State Trail is a multi-use recreational trail in southeastern Minnesota, USA. It currently runs 14 miles (23 km) between the towns of LeRoy and Adams, but the long-term plan is to continue through Rose Creek and Austin (where it would intersect with an expanded Blazing Star State Trail) to Lyle.
The route largely follows a leg of Minnesota State Highway 56, which was designated the Shooting Star Wildflower and Historic Route Scenic Byway. Both trail and byway are named for the shooting star, a wildflower. The trail was built on the roadbed of the former Milwaukee Road.
- "Shooting Star State Trail". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
- Stark, Laura (Dec 7, 2012). "Shooting Star Rail Trail a Lifeline in Southern Minnesota". Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 12 May 2016.