swinging bridge Jay Cooke state park


Take a hike — it’s the best way to see the northern beauty all around the Cloquet area. Well-marked trails have been carefully designed to take you right to awe-inspiring vistas and breathtaking granite cliffs tens of thousands of years old.

Serene waterways and forested solitude are more your style? You’ll find it just around the bend. Whether you venture over the first hill or push the limit to the trailhead, you’ll return with the soothing spirit of the northern wilderness nestled deep in your soul.

So pack a lunch and grab your camera — there’s a million memories waiting to be made.

Willard Munger Trail

15 miles of local trails through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery.

Jay Cooke State Park 

50 miles of hiking trails for all abilities. State Park permit necessary.

City of Cloquet Hiking

Hike on unmarked trails along the banks of the St. Louis River right in the Cloquet city limits.

Pine Valley Park 

6K of hiking on scenic wooded trails, located on the southern edge of the Cloquet city limits.