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Meditative Bike Trail 40 miles

40 miles of blissful biking. Started biking from Cannon Falls all the way to Red wing (20 miles one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anne R
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The only bike trail that has a price to ride in Mn! Not much, only $4 a day... but really!

I could see if other trails in Mn charged for bike riders, but this... as far as I know, is the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
bumStPaul
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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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“red wing” (43 reviews)
“easy ride” (7 reviews)
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Cannon Falls, MN
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"great ride"
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"wild turkeys"
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"gorgeous scenery"
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"nice bike"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

40 miles of blissful biking. Started biking from Cannon Falls all the way to Red wing (20 miles one way) There is a stop in between at Welch Station where you have restrooms, water station, free WiFi. Coal Barbecues were available if you want to...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I could see if other trails in Mn charged for bike riders, but this... as far as I know, is the only one in the state! The taxes we pay in Mn., should cover this trail also! $4 a day isn't much, but what if...More

1  Thank bumStPaul
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CVTrail, Manager at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Cannon Valley Trail is one of only a couple of bike trails in Minnesota that is not owned and operated by the state. The fee to ride funds the continued maintenance and improvement of the trail. I cannot speak for the hotel in Red Wing,...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Cannon Valley Trail is hands down my favorite trail to bike! Running from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, with a nice half way point in Welch, this trail is easy to customize your ride-where you want to start/finish, how long/far you’d like to ride,...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Such a great trail from Cannon Falls to Redwing (and beyond?) I don't know. In any case, very well maintained! Plenty of room for walkers + bikers with views of the Cannon River. :)

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

While this trail is often thought of as only for bikes, you can walk on it. There are many places to access the trail and in the town of Cannon Falls the trail runs next to the river. Close the falls area is a small...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Hubby and I rode from the Cannon Falls Trail Head Downtown to Downtown Welch and back yesterday Oct 23. About 20 miles total. It was a pleasant easy ride eastward to Welch (downhill). The trail was in good shape with minimal litter and few walnuts....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve done this trail three times in the last three months. It is very well maintained and the $4 charge is well worth it. You see deer, bald eagles, wild turkeys, and all sorts of flora and fauna. The scenery is amazing; really pretty views...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We Just finished a 2 day bike ride vacation riding the Cannon Valley Trail and found it a very enjoyable trip. We rode Monday and Tuesday by spliting the ride into 2 days. On day 1 we rode the trail from Red Wing to Welsh...More

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 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

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 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.

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Dean_or_Ian
2 October 2017|
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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.
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ann0320
20 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.
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Pam B
28 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
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