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Address: Cannon Falls, MN
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Scenic paved trail running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal...

Scenic paved trail running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal for rollerblading, biking and hiking.

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One of the best rides

This is a nice 40 mile ride. Worded much of the way. Quiet week days. Crowded and relaxed week ends. Start in either end or the middle

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a nice 40 mile ride. Worded much of the way. Quiet week days. Crowded and relaxed week ends. Start in either end or the middle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

My friend and I really enjoyed the route from Red Wing to Cannon Falls and back. We were not in great shape and still managed to do the whole trail! Ups and down are gradual on the route and the trail was in great condition, with the majority being covered in a canopy of trees. It was stunningly beautiful! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

This trail is well maintained and scenic. I recommend starting in Red Wing, ride to Cannon Falls, have lunch and do some wine sampling at the winery, then ride back to Red Wing. 40 miles round trip. There is drinking water at Welch Village at about the mid point of the trail, but not much else along the way, so... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

We spent a beautiful fall day riding the Cannon Valley Trail from Cannon Falls to Welch (about half way). Would have loved to go further, but a flat tire changed that. The trail is paved, very accessible and for us novice bikers it worked well. The scenery and wildlife enhanced the experience. Following the winding Cannon River added a peaceful... More 

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The trail is very scenic and flat. It runs along the Cannon River for a good stretch, about 20 miles to the levee in Red Wing. At the halfway point in Welch Village there is food and beverage about a half mile away the local pub and the Trout Scream Cafe. All is all, it is a nice, easy ride.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

We recently rode half of the Cannon River trail on a weekday. We didn't have time to bike the entire trail from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and then back again, so we drove to the village of Welch and began from there. We bought our bike passes at the grocery store in Cannon Falls for $4 each. The ride... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

The Cannon Valley Trail starts in Cannon Falls, Minnesota and ends in Red Wing (or you could start in Red Wing). It generally follows the Cannon River and ends when the river flows into the Mississippi River. Cannon Falls is about 35 miles south of St. Paul, Minnesota on Highway 52 and the trailhead is one mile east of Hwy... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We recently rode the bike trail between Cannon Falls and Red Wing, MN. The trail is paved and some 19 miles one way and we rode out and back for a total of some 38 miles. The trail is fairly level and there are good services along the way. It was a cool Sunday when we rode and the trail... More 

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minneapolis, mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I can only agree with all the reviews posted ahead of me. A really nice paved bike trail along the Cannon River, with benches, picnic tables, a port-a-potty at mile 4, and a town with a bar and cafe, at the halfway point. Free parking at either end, but a $4 day pass to ride. We had a great time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This bike trail runs between Cannon Falls and Red Wing with a excess point at Welsh, about at the half way point. The trail is proved an well maintained. It runs along the Cannon River, through mature forests, along the bluffs, and across some prairie areas. There are restrooms, water, and some picnic tables at the trail heads, including Welsh.... More 

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