Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Topo maps for day hiking trails in Minnesota’s Jay Cooke State Park

No one ever should hit the trail without a topographical map. Here are topo maps for three day hikes in Minnesota’s popular Jay Cooke State Park.

About 50 miles of hiking paths run through the park just southeast of Cloquet. To reach the park, from Interstate 35 take the exit for Minn. Hwy. 210, driving east through Carlton. The park is about five miles from the freeway. Turn right/south at the River Inn Visitor Center and park in the lot nearest the river; most of the park’s trails can be accessed from the visitor center.

Trails are marked in yellow on the maps. Click each map or open it a new window for a larger, printable version.

Carlton Trail

C.C.C. Trail

East Ridge Loop

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.