Cannon Valley Trail

Welch, Minnesota

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This one’s a beauty, even if you’re a hard-core mud lover. The Cannon Trail is a great place to spin along, with steep bluffs and rock outcroppings on one side and a meandering river on the other. The riding is spectacular in the fall, and Welch and Red Wing are towns ya just gotta explore. This ride only covers one-half of the entire trail; another 10 miles await to the west to whisk you into Cannon Falls. Shortly after the start you’ll ride past Welch Village ski area. Take in the sights of rugged bluffs on both sides of the trail. There are great views in the fall, chances to spot all sorts of wildlife both on the ground and in the air, and picturesque pasture land with ponds, streams, and cows. Tread: Entire ride is on paved trail.
Mountain Biking Minnesota

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Mountain Biking Minnesota

by Steve Johnson (Falcon Guides)

This one’s a beauty, even if you’re a hard-core mud lover. The Cannon Trail is a great place to spin along, with steep bluffs and rock outcroppings on one side and a meandering river on the other. The riding is spectacular in the fall, and Welch and Red Wing are towns ya just gotta explore. This ride only covers one-half of the entire trail; another 10 miles await to the west to whisk you into Cannon Falls.

Shortly after the start you’ll ride past Welch Village ski area. Take in the sights of rugged bluffs on both sides of the trail. There are great views in the fall, chances to spot all sorts of wildlife both on the ground and in the air, and picturesque pasture land with ponds, streams, and cows. Tread: Entire ride is on paved trail.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Welch
Distance: 20
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.25 - 1.5 hours
Season: Best June through October
Local Maps: USGS Welch
Driving Directions: Directions to Cannon Valley Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/12/2009
0

The 40 mile round trip from Cannon Valley to Red Wing is easy, pretty and interesting.


9/6/2008
0

Great paved trail, not too busy on a Saturday afternoon. It does cost 3 dollars to get a pass, though.



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