Mississippi River Trail

Discover the beauty of South St. Paul's Mississippi River shoreline with the 5.8-mile paved trail that gracefully runs along its edge. Built atop the river levee, this trail offers a pleasantly flat terrain, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all ages and abilities. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, featuring captivating views of river activity and abundant wildlife.

With six convenient trail access points, most equipped with off-street parking, accessibility is prioritized for the community. Whether you're a seasoned walker, a casual cyclist, or simply looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll, the trail provides a perfect setting.

As a part of the River to River Greenway, the Simon's Ravine Trailhead in South St. Paul serves as a gateway to an extensive trail system. This greenway spans west through Kaposia Park, connecting to West St. Paul, and extends eastward to the Mississippi River Trail, leading through Kaposia Landing and along the river. The River to River Greenway seamlessly links Lilydale, Mendota Heights, West St. Paul, and South St. Paul, fostering a sense of connection within the community.

Anticipate future construction projects that will further enhance the greenway, linking Valley Park in Mendota Heights to the area near Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul. Embrace the outdoors, explore the picturesque landscapes, and make the most of the River to River Greenway in South St. Paul.

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South St. Paul access points North to South

  • Kaposia Park (Butler and Wilde Avenue)
  • Simon's Ravine Trailhead (North Concord Street)
  • Bryant Avenue Bridge (Bryant Avenue and Concord Street N.)
  • Spiral Bridge (Grand and Hardman Avenue)
  • DNR Boat Launch (Verderosa Avenue and 494 Bridge)
  • Richmond Street (400 Block of E. Richmond Street)

Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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