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Barn Bluff

Red Wing, MN
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Red Wing
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
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Northfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My family and I really enjoyed this place. It was a fairly short hike, but we did go up the North trail and down the South side. We enjoyed the North trail much more as it was a little more challenging while the south side is a bit safer for younger ones. It was worth the brief stop to check... More

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Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Good hike up the north trail which is closed but everybody uses it anyway and a lot of nice people on the trail. Great views all around.

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Minneapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I made the scenic drive from Minneapolis via Prescott to Red Wing. Got to the bluff and chose the easier south route. Twas a fairly easy south climb though trails are not marked well at all. Made it to top and scenic overlook and enjoyed the view alot. Decided to take the North route on the way down. Big mistake,... More

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Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a bit of difficulty finding the trail but we are glad we did. We chose to hike the south side as we had heard the north side was for experienced hikers which we are not. The south side trail gets you to the same point where you can look out over the town of Red Wing. It was... More

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Greensboro
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

nice hike to oversee redwing, great views, well worth hike,,if not into hiking, try memorial mountian,,,, take water though

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Owatonna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We try to climb the bluff every year we go over that has been 10 years now! Take your water bottle and enjoy a few hours in the outdoors take your time and enjoy the climb to the top! it has narrow trails at time so be careful if you have small children! Could be slippery when wet, and make... More

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St Paul,MN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have climbed the bluff twice. Once on the easier trail, and once on the experienced hikers trail(EHT). Both were fun. Suggest the EHT is truly more comfortable for those with experience. Its often very narrow. Slippery when wet. And very steep if you slip/fall off the trail. Take water, suntan lotion, and bug spray. We enjoyed the views and... More

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Start at the East end, There are stairs up this end. Each stair has the name of the person who donated it. Bring a camera and binoculars, there are spectacular views when you reach the west end. You can see barges on the Mississippi River. If you look on the west horizon on a clear day you can see the... More

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a nice hike for being in a city. It does have one section with a steep drop off which may not be suitable for younger children. Great vistas from the top of the bluff. This is a nice attraction for the city of Red Wing. We hiked there many times in the 5 years we owned a townhouse... More

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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264 reviews 264 reviews
141 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We couldn't find a legitimate parking lot and due to the weather, no one else was around, so we just parked on the side of the road at the bottom of the bluff. After our hike, our car was still there, free of any parking tickets, so go ahead and park where you want. This attraction isn't for everyone as... More

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