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on Cannon Valley Trail

road biking
16 hours 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

Very nice trail for biking! Beautiful scenery, lots of trees and some open spots to view the surrounding country side. Real easy trail.

One of the best in the area.

Mostly unimprived trail with plenty of terrain.

Flat through the woods. Best in fall, there are some wetlands so bugs can be an issue in summer. Lunch at Trempeleau hotel is a treat.

Great rolling hills

on Cannon Valley Trail

road biking
16 days ago

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

road biking
17 days 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.

hiking
18 days ago

We did the Coyote Point Section of the trail. Beautiful trail with some steep sections. Overall not too bad and 40 minutes for one way.

road biking
1 month ago

This trail is one of my favorites.

One of many great trails to ride on in and around Madison!!

i agree with directions here. it led me to a street with few parking spots. i travel in an rv so i found a nearby business ..closed on sat so it worked. u did a few miles till i saw signs for the Lake Loop..so i did that. Beautiful city. I rode my Me-Mover ...ended up doing 18 miles

trail running
1 month ago

I utilize this trail to bike from Onalaska to Trempealeau. However, it’s not a very exciting trail—it’s long, flat, and in the summer months there are so many mosquitos. Also, the miles are not marked from the trailhead, which makes it difficult to track progress for running. On the other hand, the trail goes by the river and the marshy lands alongside the train track, so the scenery is nice as long as you load up on bug spray (otherwise you’ll not be paying attention to any of the views).

I won’t knock the trail, though. It’s a good connection to places in between Onalaska and Trempealeau, such as Brice’s Prairie, which has nice road biking. It’s great for family biking because it’s wide and it’s a good place to get a run in. Also, the visitor’s center in downtown Onalaska was just remodeled and it is really nice.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This was my first IMBA Epic bike ride and we experimented with Fat bikes for the first time, too. The mountain biking was great and not too, terribly difficult, but offered quite a few challenges with rocks, roots, bridges, and other obstacles. Sidewinder is marked as probably the most difficult of the trails, but it’s not as bad as you might think; the most intimidating part are the steep drop-offs, but they are really not that bad. The trail system is easy to follow and very well marked. Also, the headquarters is really nice! This trail system is definitely worth your time!

Beautiful place to spend a day. Lots of rental opportunities on the lake as well like, kayak, boat, paddle board etc. will do again!

Flat path, not much to see. Would consider easy. Not very well groomed- WEAR PANTS!

Trail is maintained well, episodic nice views of the river. A bit muddy in places, only because hiking .after several days of rain.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for MTB or hiking. Some newly formed single track that is awesome were built in the last 2 years. Drive up the back from stockton valley (parking at the top) or park near hidden valley mobile home park and bike up the front. Great vista!

It was a hot and muggy day at Whitewater State Park, but my sister and I really enjoyed our first visit here! Hiked the Chimney Rock Trail to Inspiration Point, and then we did the Trout Run Creek Trail. The one by the creek was especially nice because of a refreshing breeze coming off the water. Terrain on Chimney Rock to Inspiration Point was definitely more than “moderate”!

horseback riding
2 months ago

Love riding here! The trails are not perfectly marked and there aren't always maps at the station. However, a great variety of moderate trails!

loved this hike - for those looking for some moderate elevation gain. this one is challenging in places - there is some fairly steep grades and exposure. wear good boots. i had trek poles which helped as well. we did this hike in reverse. the stairs along the main road entry point is the standard entry. you can enter it in reverse as well. whitewater state park is a treasure unbeknownst to many native minnesotans. make a day trip! such incredible panoramas.

Great place for hiking and the overlooks are fantastic. You can get some nice views on Porky Point, very close to the east parking lot. The grand views are on the south hill along Toad Road, Clarence, and South Point.

road biking
3 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!

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

Fun trail. Not too difficult, but there are sections that are tricky. One of the better in the area

Very beautiful! a hidden treasure of a park in the middle of farmland. I would consider some of these trails as HARD due to how steep sections are, definitely had to crawl with all fours because it was that rocky and steep. Got pretty winded too.

road biking
4 months ago

Gorgeous!

road biking
4 months ago

Can be lots of traffic the weekends.

Had a great time doing this with my teen daughter and her friend in early-early spring. We literally didn't see another person the entire time we were in the forest. The western part of this loop is fantastic - it feels wild, it's not super easy, the terrain is somewhat rugged. I think they could do a better job of keep the trail off roads on the eastern and northern parts though, as it ruins the ambience to walk along a road. Still, this was better than we expected, and it was fun to get in some good snow-free backpacking while Minnesota is still covered in snow and ice.

We stayed at the Brown's Hollow camp, which was quite a lot less primitive than I expected, given that it's a filter and cathole camp area - there are big, proper fire grates and benches in predefined camping areas. Given the iffy weather, that was an unexpected perk. I'd certainly do this again.

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