Wheel Passes are required for anyone age 18 or older to use a wheeled device on the Cannon Valley Trail. Wheelchairs, strollers and pull wagons are exempt.
Note: Wheel passes are NOT required for the City of Cannon Falls, Mill Towns State Trail or City of Red Wing Trails.
The Cannon Valley Trail connects with the City of Cannon Falls trails on the west end and the City of Red Wing Trails on the east end.
No Pets or Horses allowed on the trail!
(Including those in trailers or baskets)
Power Line Tree Trimmers will be on the trail in RW from Old West Main to the Attendant Booth at Mile 18 weekdays until May 27. Please be prepared to walk your bike through their work zone and over some branches. Consider the Lower A.P. Anderson Trail Access to bypass the work crew.
Rail to Trail
The Cannon Valley Trail is built on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota. This paved bicycle and hiking trail is 19.7 miles of diverse and spectacular scenery.
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.
View the highlights of the Trail by visiting the Cannon Valley Trail Story Map.
The Trail is open year round for bicycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, similar wheeled recreational devices, hiking, walking and cross country skiing. Trail users age 18 or older must have a valid Wheel Pass when using the trail from April 1st – November 1st. Wheel Pass fees are $5/day or $25/season.
The Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required to cross-country ski on the Cannon Valley Trail.