Explore the most popular trails near Red Wing with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Love this place- so peaceful and quiet!!!

horseback riding
3 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!

So many different trails to take and some are not easy but they are worth the adventure. The outlooks are AMAZING!!! I spent 2 hrs hiking around and was not disappointed

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice urban (small town) trail. Dog friendly. I have hiked often in spring summer fall and XC skied in winter. It is a GREAT trail-running trail. Also allows MTBs. Never did that there but many do.

Mostly prairie with some hardwood forest. Nice overlooks of Red Wing. This is NOT wilderness. Easy access from town. Free parking no user fee required.

Recommendation: it’s about one hour from Twin Cities right in Red Wing so easy for one day get away... short drive, nice run or bike, then lots of options afterward in town for pub grub before returning home. Or picnic right at trail head (Memorial Park). Fun one-day get-away possibilities.

hiking
11 months ago

If you are looking for a quick incline followed by spectacular views, this is a great hike!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Very relaxing and easy trail, good for short trips with a dog or children.

We could not find the cross country trail. The maps were confusing and the trails were poorly marked. Most of the trails appeared to be poorly maintained. We ended up following a different route on an asphalt path that was relatively straight and easy to travel.

on Barn Bluff Trail

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Definitely one of the prettiest hikes in red wing, offering beautiful flowers and views of the town. Make sure to bring bug spray, the bugs are out 24/7.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

It was a nice hike.

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

Barn's Bluff is definitely one of the most iconic things about Red Wing. If you haven't done the short hike before, I highly recommend it.

hiking
Sunday, December 20, 2015

I love close to these trails so I come out here very often. Very little foot traffic, occasionally horse riders pass through. Beautiful place, in my opinion. Expect a lot of hills.

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

I've done barn bluff many times since i was a kid. We Took my 8 & 12 year olds for the first time. They loved it. Couple trails are closed now due erosion, if we didn't have the kids we'd have explored them.

hiking
Thursday, May 08, 2014

This trail was excellent! One of my favorites. A couple highlights:
- There is an old kiln built into the side of the bluff if you walk on the NE side down at ground level. A cool bit of history there.
- The view of Red Wing is really great at the top of the bluff. It's nice to sit up there on a warm day and have a picnic in the sun. There is plenty of space off the trail to have a seat.
- On the north side of the bluff the shear cliffs are amazing! They are packed with rock climbers on nice days, but it's a nice forested walk where you can hang out in the shade and watch the rock climbers.
- We brought our dog (beagle) with and he managed the trail just fine. The stairs on the NW side of the bluff are very intense, steep, and uneven, so take care.

hiking
Sunday, April 07, 2013

I think one of the best scenic parks around where I live...

hiking
Friday, October 12, 2012

Been hiking here since I was a kid and now I just took my 5.5 year old daughter up the trails and she loved them too. Lots of photo ops and very easy to find your way around if its your first time here. There are a lot of stairs but they also decent benches to rest on if needed.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2011

I love this trail, and since it's local we hike it pretty often. It's moderately difficult, as there are a steep set of stairs and quite a bit of uphill hiking. But the views are just awesome, and you can see both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the river, too. There's a lot to see up there, and I'd recommend a hike in both the summer and fall. If you only go once, then definitely in the fall. It's very colorful up there.

on Barn Bluff Trail

hiking
Thursday, July 29, 2010

I loved this Hiking trail! there are basically 3 different trails, an easy, advanced, and difficult. We did all three trails. It gets a little treacherous with narrow and somtimes slippery pathways with exposed tree roots and rocks. The view is beautiful from begining to end, best at the top! I would recomend reviewing the map at the beginning of the trail (located at the top of the concrete staircase) if you have never taken this hike before. There is a concrete staircase at the beginning of the trail and signs along the trail explaining the history of these staircases. Park at the turnout just under the overpass for US 61, parking is somewhat limited. If you enjoy bird watching there are plenty to view along with wildflowers.

road biking
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

We go here a lot, so maybe it's not as scenic for us as it would be a stranger. We ride bikes at least once a week, we walk the dogs, and it's one of my favorite running trails. It's fairly level and easy for any level of rider. The 14 miles is not all in one go. About 8 miles of it is in Red Wing. Also, in the winter it is covered with snow and there are snowmobilers out there, as well.
It's a popular trail and there are often groups and families biking or walking on it any time the weather is nice. It's a pretty area bordered by state property as well as some farm land.

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