Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association
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Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail

The Gateway - Brown's Creek trail is the recreational jewel of the East Metro Area of the Twin Cities. It is heavily used by thousands of people year-round. The former Soo Line rail bed, now paved, runs 18 miles from St. Paul, MN to Pine Point Park in Stillwater, MN. The recently acquired 5.9 mile Brown's Creek Trail connects with the Gateway Trail, enabling trail users to

go from the St. Croix River (in downtown Stillwater) to the Mississippi River. The Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail is a multi-use trail providing biking, rollerblading, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing to trail users year round. 


Bluebirds are on a roll on the Gateway trail with help from the Holy Rollers !

There is great news in the local press about the success of the Holy Roller team (lead by non other than the GBCTA President Dennis Linedeke) in their hard work on the Gateway Trail with the network of blue bird houses. The full story is here


Spring has sprung on the Gateway and there is lots of action with DNR led bird walks, GBCTA newsletter  (join up to make sure you get a copy) and folks biking, walking, jogging and generally enjoying the trails. Come back here often to check what is happening on the Gateway Browns Creek trail

Gateway Trailside is now open for snacks in Grant right next to the trail. Check their website for hours and menu. 

Not a GBCTA member?

Hit the "Join Now" icon below to fill out needed membership information.

You may use a credit card or pay with a check made out to Parks and Trails and send to GBCTA at PO Box 9295, N. St. Paul, MN. 55109.

Join Now

    Your tax-deductible membership in the Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) offers many benefits:

  • Know that you are doing your part to support a shared community resource!
  • Receive access to members-only areas of our website!
  • Receive updates on trail conditions!
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter to stay updated on the latest trail developments!
    a sample copy is here
  • Your membership fee or donation is completely tax-deductible!


Interested in Volunteering?

      We are always looking for folks who would be willing to devote an hour or two to helping to keep the trails clean. We divide the trails into approximately 1-mile sections, and then build teams of Trail Monitors that then meet and pick up garbage, report damage, etc. along their assigned trail section. If you are interested in helping, please contact Barb Wahman at 651-483-0327.

Brown's Creek State Trail A Great Success

Safety Issues are a Concern 

   The success of the Browns Creek Trail has been amazing.  Trail users report what a wonderful trail it is, and large numbers are seen on the trail on any given day.  Great weather has also provided extra opportunities to experience both Browns Creek and the Gateway Trails.

   The DNR has reports that some bikers are not observing common courtesy rules, such as announcing your "passing on the left" or riding too fast for conditions.  More worrisome is the fact that some riders tend not to stop at marked crossings.  This is a real danger to themselves and to the cars crossing the trail.  The DNR has decided that it is necessary to station a Conservation Officer at some of these danger areas, and has started to ticket those who don't stop.  This is fair warning to all of us to remember to stop and not just take a quick look and ride on through.  These tickets are "real" tickets with consequences to the biker.  On the Gateway Trail, one crossing that has gotten particular note is that at Lansing.  So, we urge all trail users to be courteous and safe.





Upcoming Events

06/02/2018 8:30 AM • Hadley Trailhead and Browns Creek Park
06/19/2018 6:30 PM • Brown's Creek Nature Preserve
07/05/2018 9:00 AM • Hadley /10th Street Lot in Oakdale
08/11/2018 9:30 AM • Gateway State Trail - Hadley to Pine Point
09/23/2018 1:00 PM • Brown's Creek State Trail - Brown's Creek Nature Preserve


 View a map of the new Brown's Creek Trail (5.9 miles long) here. Enjoy the trail and be SAFE!

The map of the whole Gateway Browns Creek trail is here

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