Summit-Capitol Loop

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55182

Summit-Capitol Loop

Summit-Capitol Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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.

This 5.5-mile hike proceeds down Summit Avenue through the Historic Hill Heritage Preservation District toward the Cathedral of Saint Paul en route to the Capitol building designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert, a pioneer in the building of skyscrapers. Heading back, you’ll pass the home
of railroad magnate James J. Hill and stop for stunning views across the river bluffs at Nathan Hale Park."

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Trail Information

Saint Paul
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Visit Saint Paul; (800) 627-6101; visitsaintpaul.com
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