Cannon Valley Trail825 Cannon River Ave
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
A 20-mile paved recreational rail trail between Cannon Falls and Red Wing for biking, hiking, in-line skating and cross country skiing. Closely follows the Cannon River, winding through a varied landscape of bluffs, valleys, prairies, forests, marshland & farmland. Wheel Pass required for persons 18 and over, can be purchased at trailside stations or local businesses. Rest stop near the village of Welch, midway on the trail. Trail heads in Cannon Falls & Red Wing. Rated as one of the best rail-trails in the U.S.
Hours & Dates
Wheel Pass Required! Trail users aged 18 and older are required to purchase a Wheel Pass when using bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards or similar non-motorized wheeled recreational devices. Wheel Passes are required from April 1st through November 1st
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 109 reviews
Gentle, paved, flat and smooth, trail for biking, walking, running and possibly cross country skiing. Mostly covered by tree canopies so ample shade in summer. Great for those on bikes. As...
— Marciasview, August 17, 2020
The Cannon Valley Trail was on my to-see list for years. Now that I've ridden it I'm eager to return! The trail is so scenic and we saw lots of wildlife. The flat, smooth pavement made for an easy...
— MNtraveler62, July 26, 2020
Accessed in Cannon Falls, the Cannon Valley trail is very scenic, with lots of shady areas along the river.
We went early (on the trail by 9:30am). So, not crowded. Trail is mostly level, with only a...
— Greg P, June 29, 2020
This is a very nice bike trail. Paved and flat. Costs $5 per day. Access on either end - Cannon Falls or Red Wing - or in the middle at Welch.
— David E J, June 27, 2020
So well maintained, in fact, that there were several miles inaccessible while bridge repair work was being performed this fall. Still, it was a very pleasant ride on a beautiful fall day for my wife...
— Todd B, November 13, 2019