Jay Cooke State Park

McGregor, MN
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
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Jake Morris
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Barb Quast Kallevig
1 month ago

8 Completed6 Reviews

excellent, gorgeous area

Michael B.
8 months ago

Beautiful rock formations. Spring melt best time to visit.

Miranda Butler
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Kaleb Bauer
1 year ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Is there mountain biking

Peter Dombrowsky
4 years ago

0 Completed3 Reviews

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.

Jason Erickson
5 years ago

0 Completed1 Reviews

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

Ron Alden
5 years ago

10 Completed13 Reviews

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.