Jay Cooke State Park Campground Trail

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Jay Cooke State Park Campground Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlton, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Jay Cooke State Park Campground is located near Carlton, Minnesota. The trail is primarily used for camping and is accessible year-round.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop mostly along the St. Louis River and Silver Creek, which can be heard more often than seen. Somewhat famous suspension bridge takes you across St. Louis River. Crowds will thin out after you cross the bridge and begin the loop. Trail will be muddy with high grass in the spring, and part of the trail along Silver Creek appears to never get cut. Prepare for some tall grass. This is also the park's Hiking Club Trail. Overall, probably the best hike at Jay Cooke State Park.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

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trail running
Friday, July 08, 2011

The river edge trail is a very nice, scenic hike albeit short unless you continue on to the other trails. Near the St. Louis River the trails are worn down to dirt making footing and hiking easy unless it is muddy. The rest of the trails throughout the park are not mowed so tall grass and weeds will hit your legs constantly and get stuck between your toes if using five finger shoes.