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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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A good ride. walk or whatever outdoor activity you like

A great wooded bike trail once you get out of the city. Take the Bruce Vento trail out from St. Paul rather that the start of the Gateway. End at Pinepoint park or ride back for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great wooded bike trail once you get out of the city. Take the Bruce Vento trail out from St. Paul rather that the start of the Gateway. End at Pinepoint park or ride back for a good long ride.

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful trail.. Really nice asphalt surface. Horse trail runs along side the paved trail. I try riding this trail at least a few times a year.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 882 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
8 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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7 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Address: 500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651 296 6157
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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