Barn Bluff (known as Ȟemníčhaŋ in the Dakota language) is a bluff along the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. The bluff is considered sacred by the Dakota people because it is the site of many burial mounds. During the 19th century, the bluff functioned as a visual reference for explorers and travelers and later served as a limestone quarry.Using our online itinerary creator, Red Wing attractions like Barn Bluff can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The bluff overlooks the downtown area and towers about 400 feet (120 m) above the Mississippi River with an extensive view of Lake Pepin to the south. It is one of hundreds of bluffs in the Driftless Area, which covers parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, in addition to the southeastern toe of Minnesota.
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My wife and I were visiting Red Wing, Minnesota, and while my wife shopped, I hiked Barn Bluff. On the day that I hiked Barn Bluff, some of the Barn Bluff trails were being rebuilt and not available..... more »
After an uphill walk to the top we were able to see the Mississippi River area from the East and then, after hiking through the beautiful Prairie trail, observed the mighty river again. It is a hard.... more »
Beautiful hike. be careful, especially if it is wet, and if it says that part of the trail is closed, honor the signs. It has a great view of the river and the town, when you get to the top. Fall is so pretty , but I imagine that any time of the year would be nice to hike this.
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