The Gateway State Trail is an 18-mile, converted rail-trail for non-motorized trail use. The trail is perfect for bicycling, in-line skating, walking and jogging. The trail begins in the city of St. Paul at Cayuga/L’Orient Streets, travels northeast through the cities of Maplewood, North St. Paul, and Oakdale, through Washington County, and ends at Pine Point Regional Park, just 4 miles northwest of Stillwater.
From St. Paul to Interstate 694, the trail travels through an urban setting that joins numerous parks and other trail connections. East of interstate 694, the trail is more rural, and includes a 9.7 mile unpaved, parallel tread way for horseback riding or carriage riding.
The Gateway State Trail connects to the Phalen-Keller Regional Park, the Bruce Vento Regional trail, and several other city trail networks.