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Gateway State Trail

Location St. Paul, MN
State(s) Minnesota
Counties Ramsey, Washington
Type Greenway
Rail Trail
Length 18.00 Miles / 28.97 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




The Gateway State Trail is an 18 mile trail which runs from St. Paul to Pine Point County Park, MN. This paved trail cuts through a cross section of urban areas, parks, lakes wetlands, and fields in Ramsey and Washington Counties. It is used year-round by bikers, skaters, walkers, runners, persons in wheelchairs, horseback riders, and skiers. Many trail users are surprised to find these rural landscapes so close to the metro area; while others appreciate the access it provides to downtown St. Paul and the State Capital complex. The Gateway also provides connections to many local and regional trails.

The Gateway Trail is the most heavily used non-motorized state trail in MN. Located on a former Soo Line Railroad grade, the trail is generally level and wheelchair accessible. Along the eastern 10 miles of the Gateway, an adjacent non-asphalt trail is available for horseback riding or carriage driving. Motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, motorized scooters and motorbikes are not allowed.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 2002

Date Last Updated: 03/07/2013


Contact Information

Trail management:
Suzann Willhite
MN. Dept. of Natural Resources
Trails & Waterways
1200 Warner Rd
St. Paul , MN 55106
(651) 772-7937


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