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Gateway Trail

Address: 500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651 296 6157
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Ranked #14 of 54 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Inline skating, Biking
Owner description: Seventeen-mile trail stretching from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Inline skating, Biking
Owner description: Seventeen-mile trail stretching from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 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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7 reviews 7 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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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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9 reviews 9 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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528 reviews 528 reviews
208 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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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63 reviews 63 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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