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Great hike

This is a great hike in the area. Mixed terrain gives you level grade and a good up hill climb. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Know When to Hold 'Em; Know When to Fold 'Em

According to local Dakota legend, hundreds of years ago, back in the days of floppy disks, Clearly... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Red Wing, Minnesota
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike in the area. Mixed terrain gives you level grade and a good up hill climb. It culminates in an awesome view of Red Wing and the Mississippi River eagles soaring, river boats churning past. I've met every age group while...More

Thank cashwy29
Reviewed 20 December 2017

According to local Dakota legend, hundreds of years ago, back in the days of floppy disks, Clearly Canadian, and when Bob Barker hosted "The Price is Right", a large mountain stood in the place of Barn Bluff. After arguments ensued over who owned this prime...More

2  Thank buttereyes
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great family friendly hike, views spectacular and price was right as it was free. Pet friendly too, will do it again in the spring.

Thank Noreen O
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A great place to hike and view the City of Red Wing. There were some historical markers along the way. Not a huge place, but can get in a couple miles of hiking.

Thank khmplus
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The hike is a little strenuous but it is so worth it. You can literally see for miles. Watch barges go up and down the river. You are so close to the eagles soaring over the river.

Thank Hugh W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a good hike! It is not too hard and not to easy. Got my heart pumping, which is one thing I look for in a hike.The views are great! There is a lot to do and see in the area so very worth...More

Thank julieax_01
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Hiking Barn bluff was fun and the views of the river and Redwing were nice. If you’re looking for a more “adventurous” outing, I would recommend the short drive to Frontenac Park. The trails there are prettier and range from easy to moderate.

Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A nice hike for a view of the valley. I'm used to climbing 13,000 foot peaks so I'm not the best judge. But worth the effort to get outside and the view is nice

Thank Joepilot H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must do the next time you visit Red Wing, MN! Stop by the train depot to get a map of where the parking lot and trailhead are. We took the midland trail on the way up, walked across the top to see...More

1  Thank mbtraveler555
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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
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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
25 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.