Gateway Trail

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Gateway Trail
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Seventeen-mile trail stretching from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota.
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN1,446 contributions
Jul 2020
One of the best paved biking trails in the Twin Cities. I especially enjoy the 9.7 mile stretch from North St Paul near I-694 and Hwy 36 out to Pine Point Regional Park. The trail is mostly flat without any strenuous climbs except going over a couple bridges and takes you past pleasant countryside including farms, lakes and rolling hills and much of it is shaded by trees. There are several access points including the two mentioned above and I've never had trouble finding a parking spot even though it is a popular biking trail. There are a couple spots on the trail requiring you to cross a road but traffic is usually light on these roads. You also have the option of combining all or a portion of the trail with biking on the Brown's Creek Trail which intersects the Gateway Trail at Duluth Junction and takes you out to Stillwater and the St Croix River.
Written December 17, 2020
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neur14
Los Angeles, CA249 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 is water fountain available at this parking lot and at the end.
Written July 17, 2014
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Angie H
Saint Paul, MN43 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
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 a little more of these), hiking, and porter-potties on your adventure!
Written March 11, 2014
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Tracy B
Cottage Grove, MN104 contributions
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.
Written February 2, 2014
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MJC
24 contributions
Aug 2018
I ride this trail quite a bit on my bike. I try to go early in the morning or later in the evening as it tends to be very busy during the day. I usually park at the trailhead in North St Paul but noticed there are quite a few other trailheads along the route into Stillwater. The trail is generally in good riding condition and its nice to see the couple potholes that were there last year were fixed. Its still a bit rough thru a stretch right out of North St Paul but after that it is smooth as silk. What I love about this trail is that it the majority of it is shaded by trees. Also love the new addition of the Brown Creek trail. Bit of a challenge going back up the trail though.
Written August 6, 2018
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Cemuni
Minnetonka, MN160 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Gateway Trail stretches from St. Paul to Stillwater, or Norrell Ave. It provides shade under a canopy of trees, and has horse trails as well. It is a nice and long path.
Written June 20, 2018
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bsnsmn
Saint Paul, MN247 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We have biked the complete trail. our favorite part is from north St Paul to Pine Point. Great place to park off Hadley road. about 18+ mile round trip. Have fun
Written July 13, 2016
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Kagtravel
193 contributions
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!
Written March 4, 2015
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SuperFunSuperPicky
Saint Paul, MN49 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
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.
Written August 17, 2014
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Jandar
St. Paul, MN23 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
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 - urban to suburban to wooded. Most busy streets are crossed above or below grade.
Written April 15, 2014
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