Located in northeastern St. Paul, Lake Phalen offers a pleasant 3-mile paved path around its perimeter. The lake is popular for fishing, boating, and has a man-made beach. There are water views for a good part of the loop. It is quite hilly in sections! For longer run, hop onto the adjacent trail around Round Lake, which adds about 1 mile.
Add-Ons: Keller Regional Park is nearby. Also, the Gateway State Trail can be accessed from the northern part of the lake.