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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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See the city and the Mississippi from an eagles eye view. The hike was a little challenging but worth the effort. The historical connections make this a must do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

See the city and the Mississippi from an eagles eye view. The hike was a little challenging but worth the effort. The historical connections make this a must do.

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When in the area last year I saw the large rise over Red Wing but didn't know it was Barn Bluffs until reading it on TA before coming back this year. Picked a nice day and we hiked to the top. If you have had knee ACL surgeries its a little tough on ya but its worth it when you... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When I was growing up in Red Wing, Barn Bluff was a place for climbing that we took advantage of at least once a month during the good weather months. Concrete steps made an easy climb to the top of the bluff. In the early 20th century, Chief Red Wing (one of a few: the original Chief Red Wing lived... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I recently hiked up to both the east and west overlooks on Barn Bluff. The hike is relatively short and not overly steep. Once you're at one of the overlooks, the hiking path to the other overlook is level and not at all strenuous. The view of Red Wing from the west overlook looking up river was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It was a quick hike with a nice view. Wear good shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Bring a camera for great shots of the river and town below.

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Red Wing, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Red Wing

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