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Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association

Map of MN with Gateway-Brown's Creek State TrailMission

Represent trail users to the DNR and the State Legislature. The two goals of the GBCTA are:

  • Keep the trail safe and well maintained.
  • Encourage trail extensions to William O’Brien State Park, Interstate State Park and on to Duluth

Friends Since


Former president of GBCTA John Oldendorf speaking at P&TC's Day on the Hill
Gateway horses and bikers
The Gateway has portions with a dual track for horses and bicyclists.

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association


MN Scavenger Hunts

Mon, Jun 15 – Tue, Sep 8 @ All Day

Summer 2020
Until Labor Day

Group walking through prairie and looking at plants

Webinar: Friends Groups & Master Naturalists

Thu, Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July 23, 2020

Trail Photo Contest

Fri, May 22 – Mon, Jun 1 @ All Day

May 22 – June 1

Bicyclists riding at underpass

[ON HOLD] Spring Expo & Annual General Meeting

Thu, Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

April 30, 2020

Minnesota State Capitol

“Gateway to Scandia Day” at the Capitol

Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

March 16, 2020

three volunteers building a bench

Trail Bench Building

Sat, Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

March 14, 2020

three skiers

GBCTA’s Annual Ski/Snowshoe/Walk and Luncheon

Sat, Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Feb. 1, 2020
11:30 AM – 2 PM

Candlelight Walk

Fri, Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jan. 24, 2020, 5-8pm

paved trail over bridge with sign

Candlelight Walk

Fri, Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 18, 2019

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association


P&TC members at the Gateway State Trail

Our Related Land Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota works to acquire critical land for parks and trails, often partnering with Friends Groups to support this effort.

See our Gateway Project Tour

Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.


Bicyclists riding at underpass

Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which is challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 vehicles per day.

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