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Great views , easy for all ages

Took the South Trail. Very nice wide path. About 4 foot wide or so, mostly dirt or gravel path. Saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grandpathomas
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Wabasha, Minnesota
via mobile
Fun little hike

Nice little hike with family (ages 5, 11, 13). Good view of red wing at the end. Doesn't take too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
buytaerts
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Owatonna, Minnesota
via mobile
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“south trail” (18 reviews)
“great hike” (12 reviews)
“great view” (12 reviews)
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Red Wing, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the South Trail. Very nice wide path. About 4 foot wide or so, mostly dirt or gravel path. Saw several kids from 5 yrs old & up, walking the trail. Even saw a senior walking with an oxygen tank so I'd say this is...More

Thank grandpathomas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little hike with family (ages 5, 11, 13). Good view of red wing at the end. Doesn't take too long but parking is a pain.

Thank buytaerts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance was surprising but the trails were gorgeous and well kept. Lots of stairs. Beautiful views. Definitely worth the hour drive.

Thank SuperFunSuperPicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a couple hours on the bluff, hiking most of the trails and taking lots of pictures. It's steep in many places, but the views can't be beat. Saw lots of other people there, including children and seniors. Popular place, but not overcrowded. Looking...More

Thank Meriah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up Barn Bluff, pretty easy hike. As soon as we reached the top the views were quite something!

1  Thank campingisthewaytogo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun hike, the South trail was difficult but not too difficult and the views were amazing!

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be sure to stay on the paths on the south side of the bluff. The views are magnificent and it's a safe and moderately strenuous hike.

Thank ejlimpert
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The hike up the hill was a little difficult. The incline was kind of steep. I have some issues with walking. Other wise the walk wasn't to far to the top. The path is a beaten trail. The view at the top was amazing.

1  Thank Novalee I
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views, well taken care of roads and perfect for hiking as a couple. Bring your romance for a smooch at the summit!

Thank sunshineandicecream2
Reviewed 24 May 2017

path is uphill all the way with two stairways along the way. well worth it. saw an eagle up there and some amazing views.

Thank Denvertraveler_13
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missie9
16 July 2016|
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Response from swimmerman277 | Reviewed this property |
About a half hour to an hour
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Mark S
24 June 2016|
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Response from Todd E | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted and there is a leash requirement.
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tschilli
26 May 2016|
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Response from Becky T | Reviewed this property |
Around 4 miles total if I remember correctly. Perfect for a day of light hiking with some slight uphill climbs.
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