Jay Cooke State Park

EASY 8 reviews
McGregor, Minnesota
Jay Cooke State Park is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near McGregor, MN that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 180 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy


4 months ago


4 months ago

camping

excellent, gorgeous area


1 year ago

Beautiful rock formations. Spring melt best time to visit.


1 year ago


1 year ago

Is there mountain biking


5 years ago

hiking

This was in early spring (March) with the trails still snow covered. Extended views and wildlife traces could be found everywhere. The best time to shoot is early morning and near sunset. The glow in the sky is tremendous. Some areas of the trails had snowpack and ice along the rocks and the river. In most cases it was easy to navagate. Snowshoes were the best in the back country. Great time of year to experience this area as well as Lake superior.


5 years ago

hiking

Jay Cooke is not by McGregor, it is way closer to Duluth, near Carlton. This needs to be corrected.


5 years ago

hiking

Nice park. Nice bike trail, easy hiking. Go in the spring when the St. Louis River is really roaring and the kayakers are practicing their skills.