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Delaware Park

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

The main trail is on a 18 acre plot of city park land that is open to Mt bikers and hikers only. No horses. Approximate legnth is almost 2 miles. The trail appears to be long for such a small plot of land. There is a front section and a back section of this trail. The front is open and mostly grasslands on a nice hill with a slalom style downhill and a few jumps and berms and with a couple of other climbs and downhills, all short and fast. Most of the corners have a bermed edge and can be taken at speed. The back half of the the trail starts at the creek crossings and is very tight and twisty. This section is partially wooded and very unique. There is a perimeter loop with a interior loop. The perimeter loop is not as tight as the interior, but allows for greater speed. One side is a climb and the other is a fast downhill. The backside of the perimeter is like a canpoy. The feel is like riding through a tunnel. The interior loop is fast, tight, and twisty. The 2 creek crossings are mildly technichial and there is 1 climb slightly past the 2nd creek crossing that is short and steep with a root halfway up that sme people may find to be challenging. At the top of that short climb, you hook back up with the front half of the trail and drop into the slalom section. There is an adjacent piece of property with trails that is PRIVATE and is only used when a race is going to be held. That will add another couple of miles giving a 20 minute race lap. Fastest lap to date on the main trail is 9 minutes flat. Good luck.
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Latitude
37.339182409767716
Longitude
-89.53153610229492
Trail Directions
Enter Cape Girardeau from the north side of town by exiting I-55 on exit 99 marked Cape Girardeau/Jackson. After exiting, head south, toward Cape Girardeau. You will be on Hwy 61 (N Kingshighway). Continue past the county parks on both sides of the road until you come to your first stoplight at the intersection of N Kingshighway and Lexington. You are going to make a left onto Lexington (headed east, towards the River). Continue on Lexington through 3 4-way stops. You will cross the main roads of Perryville and Cape Rock. At the 4th 4-way stop, you will be at Old Sprigg St. You will be facing east (toward the river). The trail is located at the NE corner of th intersection (across Old Sprigg and to the left). Make a left onto Old Sprigg and then make your immediate right onto a gravel driveway. For mapquest directions, locate the intersection of Lexington and Sprigg Street Road in Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
Trail Length
approx 2 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cape Girardeau
Zip/Postal Code
63701
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 12, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rekliner ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A very well designed trail...makes efficient use of the land. The hardest parts are marked with "Danger" signs. Tape and arrows help mark places where the trail isn't obvious. I've ridden quite a few trails and this was high on my list of fun ones.

Recommended Route:
It's hard to tell what direction to go until you see a sign...you can ride the whole trail backwards but it's a bit harder and you might have a head-on collision.



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Review Date
September 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: A Nipp ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow! This trail was a blast. In the past three days I have ridden Honey Run in Osage Beach, Rhett's Run in Columbia and now this ride in Cape. Honey Run is fantastic. Rhett's Run was too technical for me to really enjoy, but Delaware Park in Cape Girardeau was really fun. The description of the trail is perfect. I rode it two times this evening and it was a great workout.



Comments
Greez (10/21/2009)
This trail is pretty much no longer a trail anymore. It was a very difficult trail to maintain, so our local cycling and trail enthusiasts have turned our efforts to the nearby Klaus Park trail now, I guess replacing the Delaware trail as our bread and butter run now. Klaus Park trail is much easier to maintain and is a 3 1/2 mile hardpacked fast and flowy trail.
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