Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse
and spectacular scenery on a former
Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting
the cities of Cannon Falls,
Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern
Paralleling the Cannon
River, the Trail offers glimpses and panoramas of the valley and gradually
descends 115 feet in elevation from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.
From overhanging cliffs to views of extensive wetland complexes,
nature's seasonal changes are vividly displayed.
Trail is open year round for bicycling, in-line skating, skateboarding,
hiking and walking, and similar wheeled recreational devices. Trail
users age 18 or older must have a valid Wheel
Pass when using the trail from April 1st - November 1st . During
the snow season, cross-country skiing is a common trail activity.
The Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required to cross-country ski on the
Cannon Valley Trail.