Saint Paul, MN Trails and Parks

Saint Paul has 50 trails in the vicinity, including 19 for road biking and 16 for walking. These trails range from 1 to 46 miles in length. The most popular trails are Lilydale Park Trail, Battle Creek Regional Park and South St. Paul Riverfront Trail. Trails.com member Richard S. recently completed Cannon Valley Trail.
  • Gateway TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Road Biking  
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gateway Trail is an old railroad right-of-way that the state converted into a recreation trail several years ago. It begins minutes from ...

  • Battle Creek Regional ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 minutes to 2 hours.
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Rolling, rollicking trails through thick woods; deer aplenty; lots of different choices of loops to ride. Explore like crazy and enjoy steep ...

  • Afton Alps Ski AreaView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 minutes to an hour or more
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re looking for a workout, head to Afton. This large ski area near the Wisconsin border has 7 miles of loops of varying difficulty in a ...

  • Battle Creek Regional ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 minutes to 2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Battle Creek has some of the best singletrack riding in the metro area, and it’s right up there in the statewide rankings, too. For newer riders, ...

  • Lake Elmo Park ReserveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 minutes to an hour or more
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an enjoyable short ride in one of our nicer regional parks. There are nice views of Eagle Point Lake from the woods, and trails are generally ...

  • Minnehaha Creek to Lake HarrietView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Road Biking  
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. Minneapolis, whose ...

  • Lilydale Park TrailView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Road Biking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lilydale Park Trail that runs along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers from downtown St. Paul to suburban Eagan impressed me. The western ...

  • Summit-Capitol LoopView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    From the Governor’s Residence to the State Capitol and back, this loop takes you past some of Saint Paul’s most iconic historical landmarks in ...

  • Payne–PhalenView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Over the years the ethnic dynamic of Payne–Phalen has changed—but the lake remains at its center. Located at the northern corner of the neighborhood ...

  • Indian Mounds Park/Bruce Vento Nature SanctuaryView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Established in 1893, Indian Mounds Park is one of the oldest parks in St. Paul. The park’s name comes from the American Indian burial mounds ...

  • Swede Hollow/Dayton’s BluffView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Long before building codes and neighborhood zoning laws, Swedish immigrants first settled in what was then a marginal, flood-prone piece of land ...

  • West SideView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Directly south of downtown St. Paul and across the Mississippi River, the West Side is a geographic misnomer and an interesting historical and ...

  • Downtown St. PaulView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura once caused a near scandal by stating on the Late Show with David Letterman that St. Paul’s streets were ...

  • Irvine Park & West th StreetView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk juxtaposes St. Paul’s oldest surviving neighborhood, Irvine Park, with the newest hot spot where St. Paul goes to party, West 7th St. ...

  • Como ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Since 1887, Como Park has been a favorite retreat for St. Paul residents and visitors alike. Within its 300-plus acres of parkland are hiking ...

  • Minnesota State CapitolView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Minnesota State Capitol, including its adjoining mall, is an architectural masterpiece overlooking scenic downtown St. Paul. The building ...

  • Crocus HillView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re into swank old mansions and the ritzy, glitzy days of St. Paul’s past, then this is the walk for you. Crocus Hill, considered to be ...

  • Cathedral, Ramsey, & Summit HillsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  4.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cathedral, Ramsey, and Summit Hills—often referred to simply as the Hill District—was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places ...

  • Grand AvenueView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk follows the parade route of St. Paul’s famous annual warm-weather event, Grand Old Day. On the first Sunday of June, pedestrians along ...

  • Highland Park & Hidden Falls ParkView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Walking  
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Highland Park is one of St. Paul’s most affluent neighborhoods. It has an abundance of natural and cultural amenities, thanks to its location ...

  • South St. Paul Riverfront TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are into trains, barges, and big, slowflowing rivers, then this is the trail for you. There’s not a lot of glamour in this paved path ...

  • Fort Snelling State ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Hiking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Just east of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. A loop around Pike Island, a flat floodplain island at the confluence of the Mississippi ...

  • Minnesota State Fair CampgroundView Trail Details

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    Saint Paul, MN

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Privacy doesn’t exist in this campground, but the campers who come here aren’t looking for that. St. Paul is home to the second- largest state ...

  • Mississippi River Regional Trail (Dakota County)View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    This Mississippi River Regional Trail running through eastern Dakota County is a segment of a larger regional trail system that is itself part ...

  • Gateway State TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    •  18.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gateway State Trail is an 18.3-mile-long pathway that offers an urban link to the countryside. The western end of this paved trail begins ...