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.

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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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    Your membership in the Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association (GBCTA) offers many benefits:

  • Know that you are doing your part to support a shared community resource!
  • Receive updates on trail conditions!
  • Receive our newsletter to stay updated on the latest trail developments! example
  • Your membership fee or donation may  be  tax-deductible!


MN Parks and Trails Gateway Link

NEW!  GIFT MEMBERSHIP now available in our on-line store


 The latest from the DNR

and news on the extension

is here

WINTER 2019-2020

Trail plowing by the DNR will take place within 2 business days of a snowfall as follows:

1) Gateway Trail: Cayuga (St Paul) to Jamaca (Grant)

2) Brown's Creek Trail:  Manning bridge East to Stillwater

No X-C grooming will be done this winter

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 at CYCLING SAVVY

CANDLELIGHT WALK Oct 18th saw nearly 300 people enjoying a beautiful fall evening by candlelight along the trail. Thanks to the DNR for hosting and GBCTA volunteers for their help

Click here for pictures and more 

NEW Washington County seeks biker and walker input for planning better trail network and facilities in Washington County  via on-line survey . Click here

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.

Upcoming Events

 You can download a copy of our brochure here (with trail map and helpful tips)

Gateway Browns Creek Trail Association Brochure 2019.pdf

View a map of the new Brown's Creek Trail (5.9 miles long) here.

Enjoy the trail and be SAFE!

Come and visit us on our Facebook page and see more pictures and interesting posts . Like us too !

TRAIL CLOSURE and DETOUR at Hadley in Oakdale has ended ....more information is here..

NEW PARKING on Hwy 12 

There is new parking (20 spaces) specially set aside for trail users at the S edge of the Green lot at Wildwood Elementary on hwy 12 (about 200 yards W of Gateway / hwy 12 bridge)

New permanent restrooms at Rotary Park Excellent project led by Rotary Club of North St. Paul with support of a $500 donation from GBCTA is nearing completion thanks to ISD 916 students and others   (Note roof now on as of  Nov 8th) )

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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 :

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