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bike tour with friends

We rode our bikes on county roads from Red Wing to Cannon Falls. After lunch we returned via the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
Great biking

We were one of the lucky ones living in Red Wing when the Cannon Valley Trail was brand new (part... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Dawn F
Woodbury, Minnesota
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Scenic paved trail running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal for rollerblading, biking and hiking.
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  • Very good15%
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Cannon Falls, MN
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We rode our bikes on county roads from Red Wing to Cannon Falls. After lunch we returned via the Cannon Valley Trail. Very scenic! Amenities along the trail were outstanding. Trail very well maintained.

2  Thank davereinarz
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were one of the lucky ones living in Red Wing when the Cannon Valley Trail was brand new (part of it was still gravel). We were on it almost every night after work and on weekends. Selfishly speaking, word has been out for a...More

2  Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This trail is beautiful and very well maintained. The biking is easy going and accessible for all ability levels. There are many scenic stops and lookout points. You can bike through a few small towns with attractions like wineries and ice cream shops.

2  Thank wright753
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My wife and I started at Cannon Falls and rode the trail to Welch's Station. This is about nine miles one-way. We were very impressed with the sandstone/limestone cliffs covered by ferns; the beautiful overlooks of the Cannon River Valley; and the shaded nature of...More

1  Thank JoeGartner
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We rode the trail on July 28, 2016, from Red Wing to Cannon Falls. Such a beautiful and well kept trail. Most of the ride is shaded. In spring and fall, with fewer leaves on the trees, there would be fabulous views of the river;...More

2  Thank summersailor1
Reviewed 16 July 2016

One of my favorite trails for sure! Well kept, plenty of stopping places/benches/porta- johns along the way if needed. Welch has a great mid-way break area. Friendly area.

1  Thank Rani W
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We planned out our bike trip to include biking half this trail on Saturday(22 miles) and half the trail on Sunday(24 miles) . We bought the trail passes that cost 4.00 from our hotel, and you do need to put them on your bike. They...More

3  Thank thespottedtraveler
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I traveled from Missouri to Minnesota to visit family and to make this ride. I had ridden portions of the trailer before moving out of state in2003, but this was my first ride from end to end. the ride from Cannon Falls to Red Wing...More

1  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 27 June 2016

For a paid trail I would expect the trail to be better maintained. There were many broken tree branches on the trail that should have been removed. There were about 5 long snakes crossing the trail.

1  Thank 554jason
TrailManager, Manager at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

The Cannon Valley Trail is rated one of the best Rail Trails in the United States. The staff of the Cannon Valley Trail works diligently to maintain a quality recreational trail and the natural habitats and cultural areas that border it.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

We biked this trail on Father's Day with our two young kids and had a great time. The trail is flat and nicely paved with manned attendant booths along the way. Even our 4 year old was able to bike about 6 miles on his...More

1  Thank tarptraveler
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Response from feritozsoy | Reviewed this property |
I think it is pre-paid trail..So they want to keep pets away.. Also it is wild area...For the safety reason, they may keep the pets away..I had seen coyote there.
19 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
27 July 2016|
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Response from CVTrail | 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