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Once you find the base of Barn Bluff, tucked away at the end of a residential neighborhood road, it... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
PackLighter64
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Eagan, Minnesota
good view. easy to go the wrong way

The view from the top of the bluff is fabulous. The trails are not clearly enough marked. We got... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2016
davereinarz
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Omaha, Nebraska
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“south trail” (21 reviews)
“great hike” (14 reviews)
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Red Wing, MN
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Once you find the base of Barn Bluff, tucked away at the end of a residential neighborhood road, it is worth the hike. Quick notes : This can be difficult to find, took us two separate GPS tries (two GPSs) to finally make it to...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

The view from the top of the bluff is fabulous. The trails are not clearly enough marked. We got lost and wandered around for 40 minutes on a trail that dead ends at the base of a cliff. Once we found our way back to...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Need good hiking shoes as some parts are a bit steep, but worth the climb! Even on a warm day, there was a breeze at the top, which helped. We may try to come back in the fall. I bet the view is spectacular!

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

It's a good hike, we walked from DT Red Wing, only about 2 hours from there and back. Pretty views, one side the view goes all the way to Lake Pepin.

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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

It's a fairly easy hike to the summit. Once on top of the bluff you can over look the Mississippi River and charming city of red wing. There used to be two sides to climb up but the more difficult side got too dangerous over...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Loved the walk-not a place for sandals! The area had rains and some areas were washed out, need to watch your step for loose rock but so worth the walk!! Wished it was better marked or there was a hand out so we wouldn't miss...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Awesome views but need to be in good physical condition. To hike to both ends of the bluff requires 150 stairs and about a mile or more of trails. The views once you get there are spectacular and there are benches and places to rest...More

Thank Todd E
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Was worth the hike! We went off trail a little bit, which was fun. The view was beautiful. It made for a great day trip with my teen!

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Barn's bluff never gets old. Awesome views and relatively easy hiking trails made for a great morning excursion to celebrate The 4th.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a quick easy hike this is the spot for you, the trail does offer some more challenging trails and obviously to get to the top of the bluff you have to go up but it's all downhill coming back

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missie9
July 16, 2016|
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Response from swimmerman277 | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour to an hour
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Mark S
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Todd E | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted and there is a leash requirement.
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tschilli
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Becky T | Reviewed this property |
Around 4 miles total if I remember correctly. Perfect for a day of light hiking with some slight uphill climbs.
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