Barn Bluff

Red Wing, Minnesota

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This is a trail you’ll want to take at a slow pace due to its steady climb. Even with the elevation gain and several sets of steps, this hike is worth the effort needed to reach the top of the 340-foot bluff. The cliff showcases a spectacular view of the Mississippi River on one side and Red Wing on the other. It’s a pretty trail through a scattering of trees on the south side and, on the north side, a more thickly wooded, rocky trail wedged between the Mississippi and the towering blu .Wildflowers that begin blooming in mid-to late April are sprinkled along the trail, creating a variety of color. The main highlight of this trail is to experience the view from the top, where miles of Wisconsin and Minnesota urban and rural countryside are visible with the backdrop of the beautiful Mississippi River.
Hiking Minnesota

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Hiking Minnesota

by Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher (Falcon Guides)

This is a trail you’ll want to take at a slow pace due to its steady climb. Even with the elevation gain and several sets of steps, this hike is worth the effort needed to reach the top of the 340-foot bluff. The cliff showcases a spectacular view of the Mississippi River on one side and Red Wing on the other.

It’s a pretty trail through a scattering of trees on the south side and, on the north side, a more thickly wooded, rocky trail wedged between the Mississippi and the towering blu .Wildflowers that begin blooming in mid-to late April are sprinkled along the trail, creating a variety of color. The main highlight of this trail is to experience the view from the top, where miles of Wisconsin and Minnesota urban and rural countryside are visible with the backdrop of the beautiful Mississippi River.

© 2009 Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Red Wing
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 680 feet
Top Elevation: 980 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: City of Red Wing, Department of Public Works, Red Wing, MN; (651) 385-3674; www.redwing.net; Red Wing Chamber of Commerce, Red Wing, MN; (651) 388-4719; redwingchamber.com
Local Maps: USGS Red Wing
Driving Directions: Directions to Barn Bluff

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2009
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All three of these trails are lovely; what the south and north trails are best if you're in it for a workout.



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Apr 2018