Barn Bluff

Red Wing, Minnesota 55066

Barn Bluff

Barn Bluff Professional Review and Guide

"“The most beautiful prospect that the imagination can form.” That’s how 18th-century explorer Jonathan Carver described the view from Barn Bluff. Rising 343 feet above the town of Red Wing, Barn Bluff still evokes similar feelings from many.

Henry David Thoreau probably agreed when he climbed it as a tourist. Stephen H. Long, the topographic engineer on an 1819 mapping expedition, no doubt found the view from Barn Bluff alluring as well."

Barn Bluff Reviews

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5/16/2018
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6/22/2007
This park was a pleasant surprise. It’s fairly small, but very well kept and appears to have nice facilities (we didn’t see all the buildings – but those we did see appeared quite nice). The trails are nicely wooded and have a mixture of narrow and wide winding trails. The only drawback we found was the limited number of trails due to the small area of the state park. Also, there were a number of stagnant ponds that created some great breeding grounds for mosquitoes – so make sure and pack the bug spray.
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8/29/2005
Be sure to check out the small, rustic log cabins they have for a great weekend of log fires by night and winter wonderlanf hikes by day.
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Trail Information

Red Wing
Nearby City
1.75
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
1.5–2.5 hours
Duration
Best late spring–fall
Season
Barn Bluff Park
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