St. Paul Grand Round

Minnesota

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St. Paul Grand Round Facts

States: Minnesota
Counties: Ramsey
Length: 26.3 miles
Trail end points: Hidden Falls Regional Park and Indian Mounds Regional Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9477866

St. Paul Grand Round Description

The St. Paul Grand Round is a 26-mile route encircling Minnesota's capital. The loop was designed by Horace Cleveland, the landscape architect who also designed the Grand Rounds in neighboring Minneapolis. The project was envisioned in the late 1800s to link the city's parks and construction began in the 1920s along the Mississippi River Boulevard.

The south side of the route follows the Mississippi River on a multi-use trail from Indian Mound Park to the western border of the city. Part of this route overlaps the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail. The north side follows parkways and includes on-street routes.

Amenities, such as drinking water and restrooms, may be found in many of the parks that are connected by the route, including (clockwise): Hidden Falls Regional Park, Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park, Como Regional Park, and Phalen Regional Park.

The Grand Round also connects to several other trails, including the Bruce Vento Regional Trail and the Gateway State Trail, allowing travelers to reach many areas of the city.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking can be found in many of the parks that the trail connects, including:

  • Hidden Falls Regional Park (1313 Hidden Falls Dr.)
  • Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park (50 Mississippi River Blvd. S.)
  • Como Regional Park (1199 Midway Pkwy.)
  • Phalen Regional Park (1600 Phalen Dr.)

St. Paul Grand Round Reviews

Nice trail around St Paul

Does require a bit of riding on the street, but overall a very nice trail. Couple of good climbs... and a few good brewpubs on the route (plan accordingly).

A nice trip in Saint Paul

A nice trip in Saint Paul

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