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Gateway Trail

500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
651 296 6157
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Ranked #13 of 63 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Trails
Activities: Inline skating, Biking
Description: Seventeen-mile trail stretching from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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12 reviews 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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St. Paul, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This trail runs form the middle of Saint Paul to the countryside north of Stillwater providing a variety of bicycling experiences. It is mostly paved or packed gravel. It's fairly wide and not too hilly - much is flat. You can easily access the trail at various points to customize your ride length and choose the type of scenery -... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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452 reviews 452 reviews
178 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There have been so many nice upgrades on the Gateway the last few years. When we first started riding the trail (from the Hwy 36 area to the north dead end) it had some dangerous street crossings, but nice, new bridges and tunnels have taken care of those. My wife used to do inline skating marathons and I'd ride along... More

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N Saint Paul
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It's a great bike trail in the middle of the city. You hear car traffic on some parts of the trail but mostly in wooded areas. It's a great way to get exercise and enjoy Minnesota outdoors.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I love the gateway trail! I have not run into any issues with going by myself and I’m a female. I utilize it all the time by running, walking, rollerblading, and biking. The trails are always clean and the leaves are stunning in the fall. The trail is long enough where you can find restaurants, water stops (wish there was... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Flat all the way. Takes you through the woods and alongside hrseback riders. Take a lunch or drinks nothing along the way!

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