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Loved this trail for a leisurely autumn bicycling adventure

This was our first attempt at the Cannon Valley Trail. We started in Cannon Falls and meandered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winona, Minnesota
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Great place to ride

Spent a pleasant day riding the trails. What a joyful place to ride. We rode half of the trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Mankato, Minnesota
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Scenic paved trail running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal for rollerblading, biking and hiking.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cannon Falls, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first attempt at the Cannon Valley Trail. We started in Cannon Falls and meandered toward welsh Minnesota. Note that we only took the first 6 miles of the trail, but it was great. Very nicely maintained rest areas along the way, in...More

Thank Soots_Minne_Five
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a pleasant day riding the trails. What a joyful place to ride. We rode half of the trail towards Red Wing today but have ridden the entire Trail earlier in the year great scenery and great places to stop and look at the river.

Thank Retired0ne2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the trail from Red Wing to Cannon Falls and back again this afternoon. It was such a pleasure, not the least of which was knowing we could get water at several spots along the way (as well as leave water behind, if you...More

Thank EMS58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No steep sections. Great for families and others as well. If 40 miles round trip is a bit much, then go halfway to Welch and back. Lots of rest stations and views of the Canon River. $4 daily wheel pass is required but worth every...More

Thank mn_teefo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked at the trail head in Cannon Falls on a beautiful and warm August day. The trail goes past the falls/rapids and heads through wooded areas and fields. A wonderful ride, From Cannon Falls to Red Wing is going down river, this is the...More

Thank Shelley P
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff at the rest stops were helpful and informative. Friendly fellow riders on the trail. We had a very enjoyable ride on a Saturday morning.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 1 August 2017 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 23 July 2017 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 15 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
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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
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

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