Gateway Brown's Creek
Trail Association
 Your Active Voice In The Trail's Development



photo credit: Jim Schuder

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.

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) supports the trail in many ways:

  • We donate approximately 1600 volunteer hours every year collecting trash, removing graffiti, helping with special projects,
    advocating for the trail at the State Capitol, and more!
  • Your membership dollars provide amenities and benefits for the trails, including:

    . $3230 to help the DNR purchase a leaf and debris blower
    . $1000 for Brown's Creek Trail general facilities
    . $1500 for a water fountain at the Arlington Avenue parking lot, St. Paul
    . $500 for mile marker signs along the Gateway
    . $235 for new parking signs at Wildwood Elementary School, Mahtomedi
    . $500 for permanent restrooms at Rotary
    Park rest stop, No. St. Paul
    . $500 Legislative support for the trails at the Capitol

  • Join us and know that you are doing your part to support a shared community resource!
  • Receive updates on trail conditions!
  • Join us and receive our newsletter to stay updated on the latest trail developments! example
  • Your membership fee or donation may  be  tax-deductible!
Hit the "Join Now" icon below to fill out needed membership information.

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.

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News & Project Updates

New permanent restrooms now open at Rotary Park thanks the Rotary Club of North St. Paul with support of a $500 donation from GBCTA.

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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 :

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.

Click here for the online petition

Lots of details here: 

Gateway Capital budget request for 2020.pdf

Gateway Bill Talking Points.docx

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

SAFETY Check out the excellent tips and videos for safe riding on roads and trails atCYCLING SAVVY

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.

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