If you’re in the mood to get your hiking shoes out or take your bike out when you’re in or near Saint Paul, MN, here’s a guide to the 6 best places to enjoy hiking and biking trails.
Fort Snelling State Park trails
While this beautiful park doesn’t allow camping, it boasts of 5 miles of paved trails and 18 miles of unpaved hiking trails. The paved walking and biking trails forms a connection with Minnehaha Regional Park. The park has almost 3000 acres with 12 miles of tracked ski trails, 6 miles of multi-use trails, and 7 miles meant for skijoring.
Hidden Falls Regional Park trails
The Hidden Falls Regional Park trails extend for 6.7 miles with paved trails available for walking, hiking, or biking. The trails run along the shoreline of the Mississippi River and connect to the Mississippi River Boulevard parkway. There’s a lot of greenery to be enjoyed here and you’ll find several picnic spaces, fire pits, grill pits, and even boat launches here.
Battle Creek Regional Park trails
The western and southern sections of the park have trails for walking, hiking, and biking. There are 3.3 miles of multi-use trails and 3.3 miles of single track biking trails. You can enjoy seeing several species of wildlife on the trails and take a moment to appreciate the regions natural plant habitat.
Afton State Park trails
Here, you can enjoy 20 miles of hiking trails and 4 miles of paved biking trails, horse trails, camping areas, and swimming beaches.
Crosby Farm Regional Park trails
At the Crosby Farm Regional Park, you will be able to enjoy 7 miles of paved trails for walking, running, hiking, and biking. You’ll find tree covered lowlands all around you and you can even enjoy the BBQ pits and marina.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park trails
This park of more than 2000 acres has many paved trails that span over 12 miles and can be used for hiking or biking. Some of its major trails include:
- Holland Lake Trailhead
- Jensen Lake Trailhead
- Visitor Center Trailhead
- West Trailhead
- Equestrian Trailhead