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.
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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.
Your tax-deductible membership in the Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) offers many benefits:
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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.The DNR Naturalist has a winter snowshoe event planned (Feb 23) plus the GBCTA Gasthaus ski snowshoe event (Feb 2) is in the works . see Events .
WELCOME to our newest business sponsor
Thank you for support of GBCTA ! Please consider visiting them along the Browns Creek trail and enjoying all the wonderful hospitality they offer.
News & Project Updates
You can download a copy of our 2018 brochure here (with trail map and helpful tips)
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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2 benches have been built by the GBCTA volunteers. Another bench building session will be held in March (date TBD)
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)
Trail Maintenance Update
MN Conservation Corps has been busy removing excess brush along the Gateway from St Paul heading northwards. Brush piles will removed in coming weeks.
The Gateway Trail embankment wash out just N of Manning bridge is being evaluated by DNR engineers and a long term fix is in the works.