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Address: Red Wing, MN
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.

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Amazing Views of the Mighty Mississippi

Beautiful park with tons of trails for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Free, so it is quite lovely for those on a budget as well. And the views are spectacular!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Rachel C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park with tons of trails for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Free, so it is quite lovely for those on a budget as well. And the views are spectacular!

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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We walked from the center of town to the top in much less than an hour. It's a good stretch of the legs, not too strenuous. Very pretty view. Lots of stairs - each featuring the name of a sponor - a project doen generations ago.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The more difficult route is dangeour in the snow, but the river view was lovely. The view from the summit is also excellent; you can see the city, hills, and river valley.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

So neat to see from the top. The kids really like to climb it. I like that there is an easier path and a more challenging one.

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Port Byron, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a beautiful hike, especially the north trail but not for the inexperienced. Younger children not advised on that trail. The rest of the trails were nice but rugged in areas. The north trail consists of the smooth bluffs, were you might see a few rock climbers like we did. Awesome!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The view from the top of Barn Bluff, which overlooks the Mississippi is nothing less than spectacular. However, please be aware that the hike up to the top is somewhat challenging and bring your hiking shoes and your water bottle. And don't forget your camera too!

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Madison, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a beautiful day for our hike. The views from the summit were lovely. Note that the north trail is closed now (October 2014) due to hazardous trail conditions. Check before attempting to hike it. South trail is open and easy. North trail when open requires some expertise.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I hiked most of the trails and really enjoyed ourselves. The views were great from both ends. The hike was only moderately strenuous and did not take very long. Highly recommended!

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a most wonderful time. The top of the bluff gave us a gorgeous view up and down the Mississippi. Saw many rock climber trying out the east walls.

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Northfield
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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