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Really nice fall hike with my dog. Go there on a weekday in the morning to have the place to yourself and let dog Off-leash. The falls were very nice.

beautiful day we trekked, plenty of pictures making sure of no sprained ankles.

hiking
1 month ago

Somewhat rocky and uneven ground. Beautiful scenery along the river!

Made the trek from the boat launch to the falls, 3.6 miles round trip, and did the 178 steps at the falls to the overlook! Absolutely stunning views both of the falls and the overlook!

Agree with the other posters that I wouldn’t classify it as easy. A decent amount of steep inclines and steps. Beautiful though.

Great hike, but I wouldn’t rate it as Easy. It should be rated Moderate. Follow signs for “Hiking Club”, otherwise Trail is not always well marked. Can get to some beautiful river views from the trail. Will definitely go back!

on Cannon Valley Trail

road biking
3 months ago

Great trail from Cannon Falls to Red Wing! Many spots on the trail you can see the river and the surrounding bluffs. Had some open areas with lots of wild flowers to enjoy also. We even had a deer cross the trail right in front of us!! And there were many other birds and wildlife that was present too

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, the bluffs are fun but i thought the maps weren’t very clear. Dogs ARE okay if they are leashes. Would definitely do this loop again :)!

First part is very pretty

Nice little trail

on Cannon Valley Trail

road biking
3 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful views of the bluffs and river. Easy 40 mile round trip from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.

road biking
3 months ago

Very well maintained and very popular. There’s steady traffic on the weekends, but be sure to bring bug spray lots and lots of bug spray. There’s stagnant water through the valley.

First off, $13 parking fee. The park was under-construction so there were areas of the trail that were inaccessible. The landscape was gorgeous. Didn’t make it to the falls but it seemed busy coming from that direction.

road biking
4 months ago

This trail is one of my favorites.

Felt like more of a walk than a hike. Either super sunny or all shade and bugs. Some steep hills which is a good challenge but since it’s all graded felt more like a walk than a hike. The falls were great to see though but PACKED with people swimming and lounging. I’d suggest a weekday.

Great trail and very well maintained. Beautiful.

There are a few steep hills but nothing crazy. Mostly out in the open, not a lot of shade and no water sources. Also the drawdown of the lake doesn’t leave you with great water views. But still a good hike.

Clean. Beautiful views

If you go early in the morning on a weekday, it's very empty and peaceful. The later you go in the day, the more heavy traffic you will see. The waterfall is worth the walk. Beware of snakes, especially if you have little ones walking with you.

Great trail, moderate to easy but wear good shoes so you can climb on the rocks easily

LOVE the waterfall and the scenic view points are great, especially the one at the top of the staircase. Easily a favorite and have visited many times.

road biking
6 months ago

Great and scenic route! We saw deer, eagles, beavers, and turtles!

There are some good inclined that are tiring so but well worth it!

5.8 mile hike. Well maintained trails. Excellent waterfall.

Beautiful trail with lots to keep you occupied while running! Had a great 18 mile run today! Will definitely go back!!

One of my favorite trails!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great fairly easy trail along the river.

Incredible hike but I wouldn't classify it as easy, definitely more in the moderate range. Lots of hills and climbs, very rocky paths. Our kids had no issues and we all enjoyed it, but it was definitely an adventure. Amazing scenery and nature.

Really unique and beautiful - kids had a blast as well. The potholes are so much fun to see, and the scenic overlooks on the Saint Croix are breathtaking. Definitely will go back to do more exploring.

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