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Canoe Trails of Pool 9

Paddling the Pool 9 canoe trails
Ready for a paddling adventure on the upper Mississippi River? With its maze of islands, channels and backwaters, Pool 9 offers canoe trails for paddlers at moderate skill levels. Paddling the canoe trails is a great way to connect with nature and with friends. Just be sure to use a water trail map to assist you in navigating.

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Reno Bottoms canoe trails
The trail is located off Highway 26 east of Reno, Minnesota. There are three launch points along the trail.

  • Millstone Landing to Visger’s Landing: 3 miles (1-2 hours)

  • Visger’s Landing to New Albin Landing: 4 miles (1-2 hours)

  • Spillway to Millstone Landing: 7 miles (2-4 hours)

  • Reno Bottoms to New Albin Landing: 14 miles (4-8 hours)

Blue Heron canoe trails
The trail head is located on Army Road east of New Albin, Iowa. There are two launch points along the trail.

  • New Albin Boat Landing to Blackhawk Park: 3-mile trail (1-2 hours)

  • Blackhawk Park to Big Slough Landing: 7-mile trail (3-5 hours)

  • New Albin Boat Landing to Big Slough Landing: 10-mile trail (5-7 hours)

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