Hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Address: 1308 N Concord Street, South St. Paul, MN (Driving directions)
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Once completed, Mississippi River Trail (MRT) will extend 27 miles along the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Hastings, providing scenic views of the river and connections to local parks and trails and other community destinations. The trail will be paved and is intended for non-motorized uses such as walking, bicycling and in-line skating.
The regional trail construction will be completed in phased segments with an anticipated completion date of 2020.
Currently, the north and south/east segments of the MRT are open for use. Trailheads for the north segment are located at
Kaposia Landing Park and Simon's Ravine Trailhead in South St. Paul off of Concord Avenue and Swing Bridge Trailhead in Inver Grove Heights. The trailhead for the south/east segment are located at the Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead and in the Spring Lake Park Reserve at the
Lower Spring Lake Trailhead and
Schaar's Bluff Trailhead.
Park closures for November deer hunt
Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve, also called the West Trailhead of the Mississippi River Trail, including all trails, entrance road and facilities, will be closed for an annual archery deer hunt Nov. 8–11, Nov. 15–18; all day. The Schaar's Bluff Trailhead area is not included in the hunt area and will remain open as usual.
- Restrooms at Kaposia Landing Park, Simon’s Ravine Trailhead, Swing Bridge Trailhead, Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead and Spring Lake Park Reserve