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Cannon Valley Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Cannon Valley Trail is a 20.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Welch, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 20.2 miles Elevation Gain: 459 feet Route Type: Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

rails trails

river

views

no dogs

An approximately 20 mile ride between Cannon Falls and Red Wing, MN with a major stop/trailhead at Welch, MN. Trail is paved and is good riding for road bikes. The ride is scenic as it runs along the Cannon River and woodlands characteristic of the area. A wheel pass is required for the day.

road biking
bridge out
closed
1 day ago

There’s only 3 miles of the Cannon Trail open if starting in Cannon Falls. We added 3 more on the connecting Mill Town (?) State Trail, a nice trail basically ending at a very scenic dam. There’s a little extra distance after the dam to a campground and/or park. So, short mileage but very pretty.

road biking
1 month ago

great biking trail but intermittently has gravel that blew my tire on one ride. bring a patch kit!

hiking
2 months ago

Love running, biking, and

hiking
private property
3 months ago

reccomend for biking not hiking not scenic until around mile 5

6 months ago

Absolutely wonderful for biking. Gets busy on weekends. You should also canoe the river.

road biking
11 months ago

Great views on leisurely ride

road biking
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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

road biking
Monday, July 30, 2018

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

road biking
Sunday, July 29, 2018

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.

road biking
Monday, July 16, 2018

This trail is one of my favorites.

road biking
Friday, May 11, 2018

Great and scenic route! We saw deer, eagles, beavers, and turtles! There are some good inclined that are tiring so but well worth it!

Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

It was Beautiful and very relaxing, good for the whole family

Monday, October 21, 2013

One of my very favorites. This trail is beautiful. I've biked this trail many times throughout the yrs and never get tired of it. It travels along side the Cannon River in which you can kayak, canoe or raft down. You can rent or bring your own craft for a fun filled day or 2..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nice, relatively easy trail. Most of the trial is actually a service road, but this park does not seem to be used much and it was very quiet. If you have aa portion afternoon (it can easily be walked in under an hour) where you would like to escape for a moment, this is a trail to consider.

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