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Map of bike paths / walking paths in the St. Paul area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota map area

St. Paul, Minnesota

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

Battle Creek Regional Park Trail

Bruce Vento Regional Trail

Como Park Trail

Crosby Farm Park Trail

East Mississippi River Gorge Trail

Gateway State Trail

Indian Mounds Park Trail

Mississippi River Trail

Phalen Lake Regional Park Trail

Samuel Morgan Regional Trail

Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary Trail

Trout Brook Regional Trail

RELATED LINKS

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Minneapolis Metro

Regional Trails

The City of St. Paul is located along the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota. St. Paul is located to the east of Minneapolis and the two cities are referred to as the Twin Cities.

There are numerous recreational trails in this area for bike riding, running and walking. Some of the trails are located along the parks and natural areas adjacent to the Minnesota River. Other trails in the area lead off into the suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Gateway State Trail

The Gateway State Trail is an 18-mile long paved trail that spans between the cities of St. Paul and Stillwater in Southeastern Minnesota. The trail connects to multiple other regional and local trails. It passes through urban and residential areas on the western end and through dense forests and open agricultural land on the eastern end. Much of the Gateway State Trail is built along abandoned railroad beds and it has gentle grades and long straight stretches. Many people use it for commuting into St. Paul or to many of the other business areas and schools along its route.

The south end of the Gateway State Trail is located along Cayuga Street to the north of Downtown St. Paul.

Read more about the Gateway State Trail

Bruce Vento State Trail

The Bruce Vento Regional Trail is a 7.5-mile long paved trail that spans between Downtown St. Paul to Interstate 694 at the community of White Bear Lake in Minnesota. The route of the trail is an abandoned railroad right-of-way that takes a straight shot through the urban area. The south end of the trail is located along Kellogg Boulevard on the northeast side of Downtown St. Paul. The route includes several parks, commercial areas, older residential neighborhoods, Lake Phalen and an overpass for crossing Interstate 694.

The southwest end of the Bruce Vento State Trail is located at Swede Hollow Park to the northeast of Downtown St. Paul.

Read more about the Bruce Vento State Trail

Samuel Morgan Regional Trail

The Samuel Morgan Regional Trail is a 9-mile long paved pathway that follows the north bank of the Mississippi River through the heart of the St. Paul urban area. This trail is one of many interconnecting trails that are situated along the shores of the river. These trails include the paved and unpaved walking trails at Crosby Farm Regional Park.

The Samuel Morgan Regional Trail follows alongside Shepard Road on the south side of Downtown St. Paul. The route goes past high density residential areas and business parks and provides a good route for getting from one area to another without having to cross numerous streets. The route has nice views of the river where you can watch the boats and barges go by and the trail goes past several parks and other points of interest.

Read more about the Samuel Morgan Regional Trail

East Mississippi River Gorge Trail

The East Mississippi River Gorge Trail follows alongside the Mississippi River from the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to the 7th Street Bridge in St. Paul. The trail follows alongside Mississippi River Boulevard for much of the route. The south end of the trail connects to the Samuel Morgan Regional Trail.

Como Regional Park

Como Regional Park is a haven in the midst of the urban St. Paul area. Como Regional Park is located along Como Avenue to the east of Hamline Avenue. The park is home to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and has numerous walking paths and other recreational facilities including a trail that goes around Lake Como.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Gateway State Trail is an 18-mile long paved trail that spans between the cities of St. Paul and Stillwater in Southeastern Minnesota. The trail connects to multiple other regional and local trails. It passes through urban and residential areas on the western end and through dense forests and open agricultural land on the eastern end. 

Much of the Gateway State Trail is built along abandoned railroad beds and it has gentle grades and long straight stretches. Many people use it for commuting into St. Paul or to many of the other business areas and schools along its route.

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