Starr's Cave Park and Preserve

Burlington, Iowa 52601

Starr's Cave Park and Preserve

Starr's Cave Park and Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The preserve is split in half by Flint Creek, which cuts through a nearly vertical 100-foot-high escarpment of fossil-rich Mississippian limestone. Starr’s Cave, 300 feet long and home to several species of bats, is a great spelunking experience for folks who don’t suffer from claustrophobia.

Exploration of the cave isn’t the only thing to do here. The forest and prairie areas of this 184-acre preserve host diverse wildflowers and birds, and the 0.25-mile Rossiter Trail is accessible to people with disabilities."

Starr's Cave Park and Preserve Trip Reports

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5/15/2012
This is a nice wooded set of wide dirt trails. Don't follow Google Maps directions--use this site. No bikes allowed.
From the parking lot, the trail to the right is a quarter mile concrete path to the cave. Skip it. The real trail is up the hill to the left.
Drinking water is available.
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Trail Information

Burlington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.8
Distance
428 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Approximately 1 to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS West Burlington
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