Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

Last Updated: August 21st, 2018

Park Information

Conveniently located near Interstate 35 just 10 miles south of Duluth, this is one of the most visited state parks in Minnesota. The scenery is stupendous, with the iron-stained St. Louis River cutting through impressive rock formations. Walk across the swinging suspension bridge and view historic Civilian Conservation Corps structures as you hike the many trails in the park. Camp at the main developed campground or in one of the many backpacking sites scattered throughout the park.

With over 50 miles of trails to enjoy, you can return again and again and still have somewhere new to explore! Follow the Silver Creek Trail Loop for an easier hike to collect a Hiking Club password. Take the Carlton Trail Loop for a fun riverside walk with plenty of chances for boulder hopping. For long distance travelers, the Superior Hiking Trail and Willard Munger State Trail both traverse the park.


The rugged landscape surrounding the St. Louis River
Carlton Trail
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

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