This route features three beautiful lakes within a fairly small area. The loop around each lake is 3–3.5 miles and a great option for a longer run is to combine all three for an 11-mile loop.
This scenic pathway stretches from Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Park from west to east. We recommend the 7.4 mile lake loop, including Lake Nokomis and the Minnehaha Parkway.
The paved paths go along the historic and mighty Mississippi River from the Ford Bridge to the Washington Bridge. There are plenty of bridges along the way, making for good loop options.
Arguably the best choice for a lake run in St. Paul. The loop around the lake is 1.7 miles and for the longer run, connect to the trails in Como Park at south.
Summit Avenue stretches from the Mississippi River in the west towards St. Paul downtown. The tree-lined street and path passes the most prestigious homes in the city. Nice option to add on a jaunt to the State Capitol.
One can put together an interesting run in downtown St. Paul. Enjoy a jaunt along the Capitol mall and the pretty residential area to the east. Also several paths under the bridges: Upper Landing Park on the north side and Harriet Island Park on the south side.
A pleasant 3-mile paved path around the perimeter of this lake, located in northeastern St. Paul. There are water views for a good part of the loop. It is quite hilly in sections! Add another mile with a loop around Round Lake!
Beautiful park located near the airport. 18 miles of paved and gravel running trails including a great 3.6 mile route from historic Fort Snelling and around Pike Island.
Located in the heart of Bloomington, about 15 miles southwest from Minneapolis downtown. Offers great scenery of prairie landscapes and a major body of water. Various trails and options.