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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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What a view

There needs to be clearer instructions since the high trail was closed when we almost reached the top. Otherwise the view was outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ross K
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There needs to be clearer instructions since the high trail was closed when we almost reached the top. Otherwise the view was outstanding.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I wanted to do something special for my wife. She is the love of my life and in October of this we will have been married 58 years. Being older and having bad backs the car ride was a breeze from the Twin Cities to Red Wing. The hotel is a historic site and although older is very well kept... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
97 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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Mn
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Champlin, Minnesota
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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