Gateway Regional Trail

If you have not been on the Gateway Regional Trail, it is a must-do in any season! The Gateway Trail is an 18-mile multiple use trail which runs from St. Paul through North St. Paul to Pine Point Park, just north of Stillwater. Plus, the 5.9 mile Brown's Creek State Trail now connects to the gateway Trail. Gateway Trail Map (PDF)

Trail Features

The Gateway paved trail cuts through a cross-section of urban areas. It winds through parks, lakes, wetland and fields in Ramsey and Washington Counties. You'll be surprised to find such rural landscapes in such a metro setting. Quite often you'll see people riding horses along the area designated for horses, carriage driving or mountain biking. During the winter months the western portion of the trail between I-694 and Cayuga Street in St. Paul is plowed. The eastern portion between I-694 and Pine Point Park is groomed for cross-country skiing. A ski pass is needed for all cross-country skiers on public cross-country trails. 


The City of North St. Paul has long sought out partnerships to enhance the feasibility of projects and to better engage with organizations and the community. One of the most recent opportunities for a partnership has been with the further development of Rotary Park. The City is pleased to announce the partnership with North St. Paul- Maplewood-Oakdale Rotary Club to develop a permanent restroom facility and park shelter for this highly visible site, located at the intersection of North Saint Paul Drive and 2nd Street next to the Public Works facility. Read more. Construction of a park shelter was completed in June 2014.

Trail Dedication

In October 2011, the North St. Paul Gateway Regional Trailhead located between 2nd and 1st Street and the wind turbine, was officially dedicated with the construction of 31 parking spaces, a temporary restroom facility, drinking fountain, water and sewer connections, park lighting, and interpretive signage. The public restroom is always open for your convenience.