Barn Bluff

Red Wing, Minnesota 55066

Barn Bluff

Barn Bluff Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Barn Bluff Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Red Wing
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Spring through fall
680 feet
Trailhead Elevation
980 feet
Top Elevation
City of Red Wing, Department of Public Works, Red Wing, MN; (651) 385-3674;; Red Wing Chamber of Commerce, Red Wing, MN; (651) 388-4719;
Local Contacts
USGS Red Wing
Local Maps

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Jul 2018