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 membership in the Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) offers many benefits:
YOU MAY ALSO DONATE through
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NEW! GIFT MEMBERSHIP now available in our on-line store
Getting the Gateway to Scandia - a $4.6 million bonding request has been submitted by the City of Scandia to the MN Legislature 2020 session... we need your support
Lots of details here:
Trail plowing by the DNR will take place within 2 business days of a snowfall as follows:
1) Gateway Trail: Cayuga (St Paul) to Jamaca (Grant)
2) Brown's Creek Trail: Manning bridge East to Stillwater
No X-C grooming will be done this winter
NEW (1/31/2020) : At the winter-spring transition (late March/early April) there will be a snow clearance plow from Jamaca on Gateway to Manning (Brown's Creek) to clear packed rutted snow /ice for the start of the biking season . see this news item for details
SECURITY ALERT : DON'T leave phones and other electronic devices powered up and hidden in your car . Thieves can scan parking areas for bluetooth and other signals to locate them (and know what the device is ) . See this article for more
SAFETYCheck out the excellent tips and videos for safe riding on roads and trails at CYCLING SAVVY
CANDLELIGHT WALK Jan 24th 2020 saw around 800 people enjoying a beautiful winter evening. Beautiful luminaria framed the trail going west from Wildwood Elementary in Mahtomedi for a one-mile segment. It was a perfect January evening, with mild temps and almost no breeze. A fresh coating of snow had fallen the day before, adding to the enchantment of walking down the trail at dusk. Crackling bonfires, warm cider, hot chocolate, and s’mores welcomed participants at each end of the course. A large crowd turned out, with many families pushing strollers and pulling sleds along the trail. Folks seemed in high spirits; we saw quite a few large groups posing for pictures and really enjoying themselves. We’d like to thank the DNR for donating their time and effort hosting this extremely successful event.
Lost and Found:
If you lose something of value or find something of value along the trail contact us by email and we will try to assist in getting stuff to the right place.
News & Project Updates
You can download a copy of our 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!
Come and visit us on our Facebook page and see more pictures and interesting posts . Like us too !
TRAIL CLOSURE and DETOUR at Hadley in Oakdale has ended ....more information is here..
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)
New permanent restrooms at Rotary Park Excellent project led by Rotary Club of North St. Paul with support of a $500 donation from GBCTA is nearing completion thanks to ISD 916 students and others (Note roof now on as of Nov 8th) )
Twin Cities Bike Club has once again made a very nice donation to support GBCTA and everything we do for the trail . Thank you ! They are a very active recreational bike club and the largest in the Twin Cities. More details at : https://www.biketcbc.org/