Trail Open House – We would like to invite you to ride the CVT on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at no charge!
We had planned to have entertainment and refreshments, but those must post-poned due to COVID-19 restrictions .
Wheel Passes are required for adults using a wheeled device on the CVT from April 1 – Nov 1
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.
Note: Wheel passes are NOT required for the City of Cannon Falls, Mill Towns State Trail or City of Red Wing Trails.
No Pets allowed on the trail! (Including those in trailers or baskets)
Follow this link to see current and upcoming trail improvement projects.
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.
Along the Trail describes some of the highlights along the Cannon Valley Trail.
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.