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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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New York City, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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420 reviews 420 reviews
151 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a great trail for a walk or bike ride. You may even see a horse or two. Nice wide trails and beautiful scenery. Also, it's a good distance at a little under 10 miles.

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St. Paul, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There are several access points to the trail with off-road parking available but limited. There's a fee for parking at the Washington County Regional park, but there's a very nice restroom there and cars are less likely to be broken into, unlike the area off of Jamaca where you have to be sure not to leave valuables in the car.... More

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Stillwater
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

From the pastures dotted with cows to the gently rolling hills this is a beautiful trail that is the pride of Minnesota. Early in the morning don't be surprised to see deer or wild turkeys crossing the trail. The Gateway Trail is a wonderful asset to the network of trails in Minnesota. I can't wait until it goes thru to... More

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