Jay Cooke Waterfall Loop

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Jay Cooke Waterfall Loop is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlton, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
7 days ago

It's an okay trail, however the way the trail is displayed here is not as accurate as it could be...you'd be better off using this as a second back-up option to getting a map from the local area instead.
ON TOP OF THIS, this waterfall loop is NOT associated with Jay cooke state park. It needs to stop being advertised as if it is. plus it's not much if a waterfall but during the summer right now a dried up river area. I live near by AND work in the area so this app needs to update it's info. DO NOT refer to it as a part of jay cooke park or as a waterfall...it's really not.

hiking
23 days ago

The bridge and the trail segment along the river is very nice. However, once you get away from the riverbank it becomes just an average trail and very buggy.

hiking
9 months ago

This park is still not by Macgregor (see comment from 2011!!!!)...and still needs to be corrected on the map sites and AllTrails. Hello?????

hiking
9 months ago

fairly easy hike with small areas of elevation and some roots and rocky areas

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

great hiking the hills up to the bluff are a bit tough but in late fall you can find so many cool mushrooms!

camping
Sunday, April 17, 2016

excellent, gorgeous area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beautiful rock formations. Spring melt best time to visit.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Is there mountain biking

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2011

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.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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

hiking
Sunday, October 31, 2010

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.

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