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Excellent ride.

Good surface, flat terrain (it is a rail to trail), along a river and away from traffic. All in all... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Richard R
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Mukilteo, Washington
Smooth Ride

I bike this trail once a year and each time, it’s always a great experience. The small $4/bike fee... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Ben L
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Altoona, Wisconsin
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Scenic paved trail running along the Cannon River from Cannon Falls to Red Wing, Minnesota, ideal for rollerblading, biking and hiking. Multiple access points. Please view our website for more details.
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500 Main St West, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Good surface, flat terrain (it is a rail to trail), along a river and away from traffic. All in all one of my best bicycle trail rides in quite a while.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I bike this trail once a year and each time, it’s always a great experience. The small $4/bike fee is what I believe, keeps the trail in great condition. Roughly 20 miles of paved trail from Red Wing to Cannon Falls, the pavement is in...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This trail has it all. Easy access, a smooth paved surface, gentle grade, forest, river views, fields, wildflowers and two iconic MN small towns at either end in Cannon Falls and Red Wing. Nice rest stop at Welch midpoint; which can also serve as a...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

A friend and I recently cycled the Cannon Valley Trail, which we had done individually and together in the past. I live in the Twin Cities and he lives in Rochester, so it's a convenient place for us to meet for a ride. We parked...More

Thank slrlewis
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This 20-mile trail is well maintained (paved), and passes along the Cannon River through forest and field. It is a re-purposed rail right-of-way, and costs $4 per rider. It's worth it in my opinion.

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Karen S, Administrative Assistant/Finance at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the CVT!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We did ten miles round trip with an 8, 6, and 4 year old and a toddler in a bike trailer. It’s very flat. Very shaded. Really pretty fields and places to enjoy. Our kids loved it. It’s a few bucks per adult to pay...More

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The trail is in great repair and offers a smooth, relatively flat ride. Much of it is shaded. Great wildlife viewing, although some of the critters may run out in front of your bike. Beautiful wildflowers in July. There are nice benches along the route...More

Thank Angie K
Karen S, Front Office Manager at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

First time back to cannon falls in 30 years. Decided to take a family bike ride on the trail. Got the the first staffed “Wheel Pass Required” station. I didn’t have my wallet (why would I bring my wallet on a bike ride?) and I...More

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CVTrail, Manager at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

The Cannon Valley Trail (CVT) opened in 1986. At that time, there were ‘donation stations’ along the Trail. The Wheel Pass Program was established in 1989 and continues today. Wheel Passes can be purchased at local businesses in Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing. You...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

40 miles of blissful biking. Started biking from Cannon Falls all the way to Red wing (20 miles one way) There is a stop in between at Welch Station where you have restrooms, water station, free WiFi. Coal Barbecues were available if you want to...More

2  Thank Anne R
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I could see if other trails in Mn charged for bike riders, but this... as far as I know, is the only one in the state! The taxes we pay in Mn., should cover this trail also! $4 a day isn't much, but what if...More

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CVTrail, Manager at Cannon Valley Trail, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Cannon Valley Trail is one of only a couple of bike trails in Minnesota that is not owned and operated by the state. The fee to ride funds the continued maintenance and improvement of the trail. I cannot speak for the hotel in Red Wing,...More

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Dean_or_Ian
October 1, 2017|
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Response from feritozsoy | Reviewed this property |
I think it is pre-paid trail..So they want to keep pets away.. Also it is wild area...For the safety reason, they may keep the pets away..I had seen coyote there.
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ann0320
September 19, 2016|
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Response from thespottedtraveler | Reviewed this property |
There is no shuttle service typically during the week. If you take 2 cars, you can park one at the end and load the bikes up once you are done. That would likely be the easiest.
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Pam B
July 27, 2016|
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Response from CVTrail | Property representative |
The Cannon Valley Trail offers spectacular and diverse scenery for the entire 20 miles, however having said that, if you are looking for scenic vistas that include the Cannon River and the bluffs along it, then the 10 mile... More
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