Bruce Vento Trail
Meeting location: East Side Heritage Park. 735 Phalen Blvd St Paul, MN 55106
Description: The Bruce Vento Regional Trail runs from Maplewood to St Paul. It crosses the Gateway and continues south to the southern end of Phalen Park, then continues along Phalen Boulevard and through Swede Hollow to its terminus near Seventh Street. Another spur off of Phalen Boulevard continues west, going over a long bridge that crosses very active railroad tracks, and terminates at I-35E. The section north of the Gateway has a lot of small road crossings so it is not great for speed skating but it makes a great recreational skate. This trail is great for any length of skate as you can connect from there to the Gateway or make a loop around Lake Phalen.
Getting there: From I-35E just north of downtown St Paul Turn east on Cayuga St. Turn left on Phalen Blvd when Cayuga ends. Park is on the left in 0.7 mile at Neid Ln.
Length: The trail is approximately 6.2 miles long from its northern end to the southern terminus near Seventh Street. The extension along Phalen Boulevard is 1.3 miles.