Winter Use of the Trail

Winter activities allowed on the Cannon Valley Trail.

ALL Cross- Country Skiers need a MN DNR Ski Pass to ski on the CVT. 

Click here for information on obtaining a MN Ski Pass.

No pass is required to walk, fat-tire bike or snowshoeing in designated areas. PLEASE DO NOT hike or bike on groomed trails!!

Cannon Falls :

  • From the Downtown Trail Head to Mile #1 (Archie Swenson Fields) in Cannon Falls, the trail will be plowed for walking, fat-tire biking and snowshoeing as conditions allow.
  • From Mile #1 (Archie Swenson Fields)  to Welch Station Access, the trail will be groomed for classic cross-country skiing and tracked for skate skiing and snowshoes.  NO biking or hiking!

Welch Station Access 

The trail will be groomed for classic cross-country skiing and tracked for skate skiing and snowshoes.  NO hiking or biking!  

  • from Welch Station Access to Mile #1 ( Archie Swenson Fields) in Cannon Falls
  • from Welch Station Access to Mile #15.4 (Cannon Bottom Road) in Red Wing

Red Wing :

  • From Mile #19.7/Old West Main Access in Red Wing to Mile # 17.4/Pepin Ave in Red Wing, the trail will be plowed for walking and all types of biking, including fat tire bikes.
  • From Mile # 17.4 (Pepin Ave) in Red Wing to Mile # 15(Cannon Bottom Road) in Red Wing, the trail will be groomed for classic cross-country skiing,  skate-skiing, snowshoes, and fat tire bikes.
  • From Mile #15.4 (Cannon Bottom Road) in Red Wing to Mile #1(Archie Swenson Fields) in Cannon Falls, the trail will be tracked for classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.   NO biking or hiking!
Cannon Falls
Red Wing