Best Trails Near Saint Paul MN

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 longest trail in Saint Paul is Gateway to Brown’s Creek State Trail, Stillwater Ramble a well-known trail measuring 46 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Battle Creek Regional Park, South St. Paul Riverfront Trail and Gateway Trail. Trails.com member Richard S. recently completed Cannon Valley Trail.

More information on the best trails in Saint Paul can be found below.
  • Gateway Trail

    4 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 downtown St. Paul and ends in northern Washington ...
    •  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 ...

  • Battle Creek Regional Park

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Rolling, rollicking trails through thick woods; deer aplenty; lots of different choices of loops to ride. Explore like crazy and enjoy steep ups and downs, diverse tread types, and lots o’ wildlife. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Afton Alps Ski Area

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 scenic, uncrowded setting. Most of the trails will ...
    •  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 ...

  • Battle Creek Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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, the front side of this park has wide, nontechnical ...
    •  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, ...

  • Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    1 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 in good condition. One drawback is the presence ...
    •  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, ...

  • Minnehaha Creek to Lake Harriet

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. Minneapolis, whose name combines the Indian word for "water" with ...
    •  11.2 miles
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    Appropriately called the City of Lakes, Minnesota's largest city can trace much of its history to an association with water. ...

  • Lilydale Park Trail

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    The Lilydale Park Trail that runs along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers from downtown St. Paul to suburban Eagan impressed me. The western half of this trail is wide, has a yellow line ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Summit-Capitol Loop

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 a tour of gorgeous architecture and incredible views. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Payne–Phalen

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 and St. Paul (a portion extends into suburban ...
    •  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 ...

  • Indian Mounds Park/Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 that were found here by early settlers. These included ...
    •  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 ...

  • Swede Hollow/Dayton’s Bluff

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Long before building codes and neighborhood zoning laws, Swedish immigrants first settled in what was then a marginal, flood-prone piece of land east of downtown St. Paul, in a small valley they ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • West Side

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Directly south of downtown St. Paul and across the Mississippi River, the West Side is a geographic misnomer and an interesting historical and present-day neighborhood. It was settled after the ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Downtown St. Paul

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 laid out by drunk Irishmen—a claim that car-driving ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura once caused a near scandal by stating on the Late Show with David Letterman that ...

  • Irvine Park & West th Street

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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. Historically, the West 7th St. neighborhood was ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Como Park

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 trails, historic bridges and monuments, a free zoo, ...
    •  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 ...

  • Minnesota State Capitol

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    The Minnesota State Capitol, including its adjoining mall, is an architectural masterpiece overlooking scenic downtown St. Paul. The building is situated between downtown and the working-class ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Crocus Hill

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 the newest section of the Hill District despite its ...
    •  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, ...

  • Cathedral, Ramsey, & Summit Hills

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    The Cathedral, Ramsey, and Summit Hills—often referred to simply as the Hill District—was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, and the area is acknowledged for some ...
    •  4.25 miles
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    The Cathedral, Ramsey, and Summit Hills—often referred to simply as the Hill District—was recognized by the National Register ...

  • Grand Avenue

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 Grand Ave. can watch entire worlds unfold down ...
    •  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 ...

  • Highland Park & Hidden Falls Park

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Highland Park is one of St. Paul’s most affluent neighborhoods. It has an abundance of natural and cultural amenities, thanks to its location atop an idyllic bluff east of the Mississippi River ...
    •  4.5 miles
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    Highland Park is one of St. Paul’s most affluent neighborhoods. It has an abundance of natural and cultural amenities, thanks ...

  • South St. Paul Riverfront Trail

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 that follows the shoreline of the Mississippi as it ...
    •  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 ...

  • Fort Snelling State Park

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    Just east of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. A loop around Pike Island, a flat floodplain island at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Special attractions: ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Minnesota State Fair Campground

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 fair in the United States, and campers here are ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mississippi River Regional Trail (Dakota County)

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    This Mississippi River Regional Trail running through eastern Dakota County is a segment of a larger regional trail system that is itself part of the National Park Service’s Mississippi National ...
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Gateway State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    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 on the north end of Saint Paul and heads northeast ...
    •  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 ...