The Cannon Valley Bicycle Trail is a 20 mile paved trail built
along the banks of the Cannon River, in the bed of the former
Chicago Great Western Railroad line. which connects the cities
of Cannon Falls, Welch, and Red Wing in southerneastern
Minnesota in the United
The 20 mile Cannon Valley Trail was dedicated in May of 1986,
3 years after the railroad line it replaces was formally
abandoned. It is used by cyclists, inline skaters, hikers,
and cross country skiers. The trail follows the Cannon
River and it winds through forests, meadows, farmland,
and marshy areas. NOTE: Adults over age 18 must have a
trail pass in their possesion while they are using the trail.
Clickable Trail Map with Photos of the Trail
This general introduction to the Cannon Valley Trail
includes a small trailmap. Select the green dots
on the trail map to see pictures of different sections
of the trail.
Photos at CannonValleyTrail.com
A gallery of pictures of the Cannon Valley Trail in
the Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring
Cannon Valley Trail Log
An article about the Cannon Valley Trail at
MnTrails.com. Includes a marker-by-marker
description of the trail.
PDF Map of the Cannon Valley Trail
A detailed map in PDF format of the Cannon Valley Trail
published by the Cannon Valley HistoricalMuseum
A Skating Club's Review of the Cannon Valley Trail
A description of the Cannon Valley Trail on the Web site
of the Minnesota Inline Skate Club (from SkateMinnesota.org).
Newspaper Article About the Cannon Valley Trail
A newspaper article aboutthe Cannon Valley Trail
written by Doug Shidell and published in the Star Tribune,
a newspaper in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
History of the Cannon Valley Trail
The story of how the trail began as a railroad line
in 1882 and why the line was abandoned in 1983.
Lodging and Attractions Near the Trail
A guide to bed and breakfast accommodations,
hotels,motels, campgrounds, bicycle rentals,
canoe rentals, and attractions along the trail.
More About the Cannon Valley Trail
How to obtain a "wheel pass" forthe trail and
information about bicycle rentals,
camping, natural and cultural resources,
directions, ordinances, local information, and more
825 Cannon River Avenue
Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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