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Address: 500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651 296 6157
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Activities: Biking, Inline skating
Description: Seventeen-mile trail stretching from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Now Connects to the New Brown's Creek Trail!

Now you can ride right into Downtown Stillwater! Both trails are excellent and it's a nice addition to the trail system. There are lots of up and downs with all the bridges, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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758 reviews 758 reviews
67 attraction reviews
877 helpful votes 877 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Now you can ride right into Downtown Stillwater! Both trails are excellent and it's a nice addition to the trail system. There are lots of up and downs with all the bridges, but nothing to bad. It's well maintained and very scenic.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

As recreational bikers, we measure the start of spring and the end of autumn with our first and last rides on Gateway of the seasons. Traveling north from HWY 96 brings you though peaceful country scenes sprinkled with a mix of nature and farm life. The trail is well maintained and riders are respectful of each other. The path south... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a great trail not only for walking and biking but also one of my favorites for rollerblading! The trails are mainly smooth with great scenery!

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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147 reviews 147 reviews
75 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have biked along the Gateway many times over the years, and in the last couple of winters have also hiked portions of it. Very busy in the summer and on fall weekends - be careful to watch out for speeding bikes passing. Serene in the winter, with almost no one out on weekend days. The trail passes through urban... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good for bikes, walks, etc. Starts near state capital and winds though several neighborhoods -- have taken it all the way to Stillwater. Crosses Wheelock Parkway/Lake Como + Lake Phalen. Now if they'd just repave the parkway...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very convenient and accessible bike ride in the Twin Cities, leading in or out of the metro area it provides a pleasant break. RIde far, ride short, there's trip into the country waiting for you.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's my first time biking on a trail & i love it! Got me hooked on biking for sure! First time i checked out the place i parked close to Lake Phalen, the parking area appeared isolated so i wasn't too comfortable with that. My route was going northeast towards oakdale & ended up on Hadley Ave parking area of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Gateway Trail stretches around the Twin Cities and is very well maintained. You could take a very long bike ride or a short walk. It's up to you.

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New York City, New York
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263 reviews 263 reviews
35 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I suggest starting around mile 9 (take 36 out East and it's <1 mile after the 1st traffic light, turn R and then L for the parking lot). This way you miss most of the road crossings - there are only ~5 street level crossings out for 9 miles of countryside out to the park. Grades are very mild. There... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great for summer days because of the shade. Crosses few streets, so is peaceful with trees on both sides of the trail.

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