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.

Essentials
  • 3-mile loop around Lake Phalen; 4 miles if Round Lake is included; other trails nearby
  • 69 feet
  • Good access from parking lot off E. Shore Dr. at southern part of lake
  • parking lot off E. Shore Dr. at southern part of lake