Gateway Brown's Creek
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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. with a branch of the 5.9 mile Brown's Creek Trail connecting to Stillwater and the St Croix 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.


The DNR expects to be out and about on the trail sometime Oct 23 - Nov 1 with their big leaf blower (partially funded by GBCTA) to clear the trail of leaves at least for a while .

Snow plowing on the Gateway from St Paul to Jamaca Ave in Grant (by the DNR) and on the Brown's Creek trail from Manning Avenue to Stillwater (by City of Stillwater) is planned. Plowing will take place on regular business days (M-Fri) so it may take up to 3 days after a snowfall. Grooming for X-C skiing has not yet been organized.

The DNR Naturalist has some winter walks planned plus the GBCTA Gasthaus ski event is in the works . Watch our Facebook page and this web page for updates. 


photo: Rob Mckim

About 130 folks enjoyed a wonderful evening walk along the Brown's creek trail. Thank you Linda Radimecky (of DNR) and GBCTA volunteers for making it happen .

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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.

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    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 updates on trail conditions!
  • Receive our newsletter to stay updated on the latest trail developments! example
  • Your membership fee or donation is completely tax-deductible!


The latest from GBCTA President Dennis Lindeke

Please help us make the trail the best in the state by helping with trail etiquette

More details here



YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE on the ride through Mahtomedi and Willernie to the Gateway Trail

See here for more information about hwy 12 improvements

NEW ASPHALT TRAILS in Stillwater link Gateway Brown's Creek to St Croix bridge


NEW PARKING on Hwy 12 

There is new parking (20 spaces) specially set aside for trail users at the S edge of the Green lot at Wildwood Elementary on hwy 12 (about 200 yards W of Gateway / hwy 12 bridge)  

Upcoming Events

01/25/2019 5:00 PM • wildwood elementary 8698 75st N, Stillwater MN 55082
02/23/2019 10:00 AM • wildwood elementary 8698 75st N, Stillwater MN 55082


 You can download a copy of our 2018 brochure here (with trail map and helpful tips) 

Gateway Browns Creek Trail Association Brochure 2018.pdf

View a map of the new Brown's Creek Trail (5.9 miles long) here.

Enjoy the trail and be SAFE!

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