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Worth the hike

Hike to the top of Barn Bluff for the incredible views. One lookout on the west side looking up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark C
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Beautiful Views

One can get a great sense of the Mississippi River's swath made in the land when standing on top of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
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“south trail” (19 reviews)
“great hike” (12 reviews)
“great view” (12 reviews)
Red Wing, MN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike to the top of Barn Bluff for the incredible views. One lookout on the west side looking up river at Red Wing and far beyond. The other, across the entire bluff on the east side looking down the river and lake Pepin, as far...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

One can get a great sense of the Mississippi River's swath made in the land when standing on top of Barn Bluff. In the distance is Lake Pepin that once extended up to St. Paul. The paths are enjoyable. It is also interesting to see...More

Thank pastry-and-poetry
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little hike. We took the south Trail up to the east trail. View was nice. Good work out in the morning to get the body going.

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little hike with family (ages 5, 11, 13). Good view of red wing at the end. Doesn't take too long but parking is a pain.

1  Thank buytaerts
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The entrance was surprising but the trails were gorgeous and well kept. Lots of stairs. Beautiful views. Definitely worth the hour drive.

1  Thank SuperFunSuperPicky
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I spent a couple hours on the bluff, hiking most of the trails and taking lots of pictures. It's steep in many places, but the views can't be beat. Saw lots of other people there, including children and seniors. Popular place, but not overcrowded. Looking...More

1  Thank Meriah C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We hiked up Barn Bluff, pretty easy hike. As soon as we reached the top the views were quite something!

1  Thank campingisthewaytogo
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was a fun hike, the South trail was difficult but not too difficult and the views were amazing!

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Be sure to stay on the paths on the south side of the bluff. The views are magnificent and it's a safe and moderately strenuous hike.

1  Thank ejlimpert
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The hike up the hill was a little difficult. The incline was kind of steep. I have some issues with walking. Other wise the walk wasn't to far to the top. The path is a beaten trail. The view at the top was amazing.

1  Thank Novalee I
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16 July 2016|
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Response from swimmerman277 | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour to an hour
Mark S
24 June 2016|
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Response from Todd E | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted and there is a leash requirement.
26 May 2016|
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Response from Becky T | Reviewed this property |
Around 4 miles total if I remember correctly. Perfect for a day of light hiking with some slight uphill climbs.