Bruce Vento Regional Trail

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The Bruce Vento Regional Trail is a 13-mile trail that runs through Saint Paul, Maplewood, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township. Ramsey County Parks & Recreation is planning a three-mile trail extension from Buerkle Rd. to Highway 96. The extension will be located within street and railroad corridors and has not been developed due to active use of the railway lines from Buerkle Road in White Bear Lake to the city of Hugo.

Parks & Recreation underwent a major study from 2014 to 2016 to determine alternate trail alignments from Buerkle Road to Highway 96 W.  Preliminary design plans for a preferred trail alignment were created to identify costs and potential impacts for trail construction (located below). The proposed improvements will allow for a safe bike and pedestrian trail in addition to providing critical connections to the Highway 96 Regional Trail, South Shore Trail and Lake Links Regional Trail.

Next Steps:

  • Design and development to begin September 2018
  • Topographic survey to begin September 2018
  • Additional community engagement meetings will take place to present design options


View the proposed trail (PDF)
View the full concept trail (PDF)