Trail Snow Report

Jay Cooke State Park

Trail conditions:

Update - February 13. Another 5 inches of fresh snow yesterday. Wednesday our groomer is out on the trail packing this all down again on the north side. By the end of day it looks like all of the north side trails will be tracked. They are in excellent condition. Thursday he expects to move over to the south side of the river. We'll update again as progress continues.A reminder that winter ski trail use rules apply. That means no hiking, snowshoeing, dogs, or sleds allowed on groomed ski trails. There are designated snowshoeing and winter hiking trails in the park. Dogs and sleds are allowed on them. Please consult the winter trail map or stop in the office for details.

Trail conditions: excellent
Trail groomed? partially
Trail base: 10"
Trail mileage: 32.0
Difficulty: all levels (track)  
Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 1.0

The trail(s):
The trails consist of rolling hills, rocky outcrops and a beautiful view of the St. Louis river gorge. The park trail also connects to the Willard Munger State Trail.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • Warm yourself from the cold at the River Inn Interpretive Center! Building is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but may be closed some holidays.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office.
  • Snowshoe rentals are available at the park office.
  • Winter camping and lodging is available, contact park or website for details.

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Last updated on February 13, 2019. Local snow depth is 23".

Getting there

780 Hwy 210
Carlton, MN 55718

From Carlton, head east on Highway 210 three miles to park entrance.

Parking is available in the park, with several options on locations.


Phone: (218) 673-7000
Email: [email protected]
The park office is typically open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There may be times during that time the office will be closed if staff are unavailable.

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