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Amazing Ride

First time on this trail. Very smooth ride. Not many hills.....scenery is great. It is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of My Faves!

This is my third time biking the Cannon Valley Trail. This time I was by myself and it was just as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben L
Altoona, Wisconsin
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Scenic paved trail running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal for rollerblading, biking and hiking.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (6 reviews)
Cannon Falls, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time on this trail. Very smooth ride. Not many hills.....scenery is great. It is well maintained. We had a cool day in the 70's to ride and it was excellent....Did the full round trip starting in Red Wing and went to Cannon Falls....Stopped in...More

Thank minnegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third time biking the Cannon Valley Trail. This time I was by myself and it was just as enjoyable as though I had someone with me. Starting in Red Wing, good views of the Cannon River can be had as well as...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently road this trail soon and really enjoyed it. Not super hilly. Gradual ascent and decent throughout. Very nicely maintained trail with beautiful scenery. The rest stops were very nice and perfect for a picnic lunch. Or, grab lunch at Nick's...More

Thank Molly R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice trail for a bike ride. Lots of shade to stay cool on a hot day. Very well maintained. Stop in Welch for a break- may even have live music. Plenty of choices for food in Red Wing & Cannon River. This trail does...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Cannon Valley Bicycle Trail is a nice day trip for the average bicyclist. It starts in Cannon Falls, Minnesota (plenty of parking) and ends in Redwing, Minnesota. It's about 20 miles long and has very little climbing involved. It's a good family day trip...More

1  Thank TheScrapper
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first time on the trail between Welch and Cannon Falls. Welch has parking and restrooms. From there, you can go east towards Red Wing, or west towards Cannon Falls. It was lovely, with several benches to sit, relax and view the river....More

2  Thank sunnyjazz1028
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This was our second trail on our bike trip between Mankato to Wisconsin Dells. I would definitely recommend this trail. We passed totally 6 trails this one was the best. I couldn`t see any issue on the surface. Very smooth and enjoyable ride.

1  Thank feritozsoy
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I took my three year old on a walk and his favorite spot was the trout pond with the ducks and the swan. We stopped and fed them as you can buy the food for a $.25. We walked to one of the park areas...More

Thank Palmtrees21
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I had not biked Cannon River for over 20 years when we were pulling a child cart. It still had some gravel portions at the time. We totally enjoyed the return. The trail is totally paved and well maintained. Like all abandoned...More

2  Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

1st time doing the trail and we are not regular bikers. We really enjoyed our day! It is flat, well maintained, and we were able to do it! ( 2 middle aged and 2 teens) Water fill stations and bike repair/pumps along the way. Scenic....More

3  Thank Daun M
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20 September 2016|
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Response from thespottedtraveler | Reviewed this property |
There is no shuttle service typically during the week. If you take 2 cars, you can park one at the end and load the bikes up once you are done. That would likely be the easiest.
Pam B
28 July 2016|
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Response from TrailManager | Property representative |
The Cannon Valley Trail offers spectacular and diverse scenery for the entire 20 miles, however having said that, if you are looking for scenic vistas that include the Cannon River and the bluffs along it, then the 10 mile... More
29 June 2016|
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Response from TrailManager | Property representative |
The entire Cannon Valley Trail is open for hiking, but if you want to get off the beaten path there are a few different options. • Mile 3.8 (Anderson Memorial Rest Area), there is a ½ mile mowed grass trail. The rest of... More