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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Spring is here ... check out the events page for all the upcoming Gateway Trail events - AGM (April 18), birding and nature walks (April 13, 27, May 4, 11,18)
click here for Events page
WELCOME to a new business sponsor
A 55+ luxury apartment complex right along side the Gateway in Maplewood
Thank you for your support of GBCTA!
If you are looking for new living accommodations with a variety of amenities and services that complement your active lifestyle year-round active living features please consider visiting them along the Gateway trail.
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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TRAIL CLOSURE and DETOUR at Hadley in Oakdale is to start April 8th 2019 . Hadley parking is to stay open. Information about this major detour is here
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.