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Whiterock's Trail System

40 miles, 19 trails, 3 different uses

Trail Amenities

Parking: Day parking is available Oakridge, Starfield, and River campgrounds and the Visitors Center. Parking spaces are limited by the Historic Garst Farmstead and are located by the ponds. Day parking also available in Coon Rapids. All parking is free. 

Restrooms: All campgrounds have porta johns. An outhouse is available at the Historic Garst Farmstead by the fishing ponds. The visitor’s center has 2 regular bathrooms open during regular working hours (Mon-Fri 8-4). Water fountains not available. Porta johns and outhouses may periodically close. 

Picnic Areas/Benches: Several picnic areas are located at visitor’s center and campgrounds. There is a large picnic pavilion located by the River House (call ahead to reserve). Most of the trails do not have regular benches. Most benches are located along the Main Loop trail, Steve Garst trail, and Town Loop trails.

Cell Service: Verizon provides the best cell coverage throughout the conservancy, followed by US cellular, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Cell coverage is weakest along the river of the valley.

Maintenance: Our land management team works hard to clear downed trees, fill holes, cut back encroaching vegetation, etc. Help us keep the trails safe and clear by reporting maintenance issues HERE. 

Whiterock's trails periodically close for maintenance or due to poor weather conditions. Always check our homepage for the most up-to-date trail closure information. For mountain bikers and equestrians, follow our trail Facebook groups: 

Trails at a Glance

Get a quick overview of each of Whiterock's 40 miles of trails based on their length, difficulty, type, and more!


Keep in mind many trails are located a distance from their nearest parking location. Several trails can be looped together to get back to where you started. Trail lengths are only the length of each individual trail, not including any additional walking distance to and from your vehicle.

*ATV trails: Whiterock offers ATV rentals year-round. Private ATVs are not allowed at Whiterock except for on Slow Sunday Drives.

**Report downed trees and encroaching plants on trails so we can get to them faster. Thank you for helping us keep the trails safe!


Trail Materials: Hard trail materials such as compacted/mown grass, gravel, and pavement offer a sturdier and more level surface than soft trail materials (dirt, sand). Whiterock’s hard trails generally correspond to our ATV accessible trails and are wider than the soft trails. Soft trails more frequently experience holes, soft spots and steeper terrain changes; however these features can also occur on hard trail surfaces.

Width: Trails marked as wide are large enough to fit an ATV, while narrow are generally 1-2 people or 1 horse wide.

Other considerations for trail accessibility are shade, inclines, stream crossings, length, and distance from parking/other amenities. Accessibility descriptions are provided for each trail as a general guide, please call ahead or stop by the Bur Oak Visitors Center during regular hours if you would like more information or guidance in picking the right trail.


Main Loop Trail

Eastern Spur


Riverside Trail

Whitetail Trail


Town Loop Trail

Prairie Spur


Long Creek Trail

Bluebell Trail

Steve Garst Trail


Little Dipper Trail

Bobcat Trail

White Oak Trail


805 Spur


Big Dipper Trail


Pond Hopper Trail


Redrock Climb Trail


Redrock Spur

Shooting Star Trail


Sunrise Trail