Cannon Valley Trail

The Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota.

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.

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.

The Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required to cross-country ski on the Cannon Valley Trail.  Go to Winter Use of the Trail for more information on winter usage.

 Cannon Valley Trail Winter Use

The CVT will be trying out a new Winter Use Program which will allow some hiking and fat tire biking areas as well as the usual cross country skiing.  Please review the new plan at Winter Use of the Trail

Please contact the trail office if you have any questions.

2018 Season Wheel Passes Available

Looking for that perfect gift for your favorite bicycler?

How about a 2018 Season Wheel Pass to the Cannon Valley Trail?

For only $25 you will be remembered all year long for the wonderful gift!

Purchase here ; at the Cannon Falls Chamber Office or at the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau.




Please, no pets on the Cannon Valley Trail! (Including those in baskets and trailers)