Trail Guidelines

1. No motorized vehicles.
2. Trail open from dawn to dusk.
3. Use trail for intended purposes only: walking, running, biking, rollerblading.
4. Obey posted signs.
5. Stay to the right except when passing.
6. Travel at a safe speed and alert others when passing.
7. Yield to oncoming traffic.
8. Stay on paved surfaces.
9. Use caution at street/bridge crossings and at underpasses. 
10. If trail is under water, DO NOT CROSS.
11. Please keep trail clean; use trash receptacles.
12. Please clean up after your pet and keep pets on a leash.

Cape LaCroix Trail

The Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail allows citizens to walk, run, cycle, rollerblade, skate or skate board throughout Cape Girardeau on a paved surface.  The trail provides a travel corridor from Shawnee Park through the City of Cape Girardeau to Osage Park. In 2014 a shaded outdoor fitness area "Fit Zone" was added to the Arena Park area of the trail. The FitZone, pictured above, features strength equipment to enhance your trail workout. This outdoor playground isn't just for kids! This FREE, outdoor fitness area includes 8 pieces of equipment for a full body strength workout at your convenience all year round!

The Parks & Recreation Department asks for your support in making everyone's visit to the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail enjoyable. The City of Cape Girardeau is very fortunate to have a trail system such as this and we would encourage the people to use it or any of our other recreation facilities. 

This project was made possible through funding from the City of Cape Girardeau and the State of Missouri. Construction of the trail commenced in 1993 and the final segment of the original planned trail completed in 2000. Click here to view the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail master plan for future improvements and enhancements. 

Trail Distances
Conservation Center Property to Route W/Kingshighway Bridge: 1.25 miles
Route W/Kingshighway Bridge to Cape Woods Restroom: .60 mile
Cape Woods Restroom to Hopper Road Bridge: .37 mile
Hopper Road Bridge to Rodney Street Bridge: 1.10 miles
Rodney Street Bridge to Independence Street Bridge: .42 mile
Independence Street Bridge to William Street Bridge: .27 mile
William Street Bridge to Bloomfield Road Bridge: .47 mile
Bloomfield Road Bridge to Brink Street Access: .22 mile
Brink Street Access to Shawnee Park Soccer Field Bridge: .97 mile
Shawnee Park Bridge to Linden: .36 miles
TOTAL MILEAGE: 6.03 miles
White stripes = 1/10 mile increments
Yellow stripes = 1/4 mile increments

Riverfront Walkway
Riverfront Park Walkway (from end to end): 1.25 miles

Capaha Park
Sidewalk around Capaha Park: .90 miles
Sidewalk around Capaha Pond: .28 miles

Bloomfield Road Trail 
Bloomfield Road Trail (from end to end): 1.4 miles

  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email [email protected]
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024
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