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
We rode this trail from Hwy 61 (just west of Red Wing) to the river access on Sunset Trail (just east of Cannon Falls) as one leg of a day of kayaking down the river and biking back up it. The trail...
— Tim W, June 16, 2022
One of my favorite trails. This is a fully paved mostly flat trail from Cannon Falls to Red Wing. There is a small fee for riding/skating, but it is worth it and it helps to maintain this beautiful...
— workhardplayhard27, November 10, 2021
The bike trail is paved and very nice. The section from Welch to Redwing is not as exciting and we would skip that section next time. Welch has a very nice area with tables to sit and relax and...
— MinnesotaRandy, August 13, 2021
This is always a well maintained trail, no debris on the trail and the blacktop is kept up well. You can never get rid of bumps - but they do a great job. We have been riding more of the Welch to...
— James G, July 22, 2021
One of the best biking trails in Minnesota and not too far from the Twin Cities. I like to park at the midway point in Welch and bike out and back to either Cannon Falls or Red Wing. This makes for...
— TravelingSoccerLoon, December 26, 2020