Cape Gir. Co 521 / 520

Total Miles
3.6

Elevation

184.46 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The Cape Girardeau County Roads 521 and 520 form a great scenic gravel road and loop with the main road of the area (US-61, with help from Cape Co 510). The roads were constructed around two creeks in the area, Hughes Creek and Buckeye Creek. It features a natural low-water bridge traversing over bedrock at the bottom of Hughes Creek, for roughly 85 feet long. The road has a few water collection spots before it routes uphill as it passes I-55, then it goes over a few rolling hills with concrete-bottomed low-water bridges in the two valleys. These cross Buckeye Creek. A nice little road to experience if you want to adventure off the main road. Be cautious of heavy rain and creek levels, this is the potential to flash flood.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From MO-CC and US-61, at 37.53630, -89.67649, head south for .4 mile, and turn right onto Cape Gir. County 520 and follow this west to begin the road, or from MO-CC and US-61 head north for 1.3 miles to Cape Co 510, turn left, follow this west for 1.2 miles, then Cape Co 521 will be on your left at 37.54578, -89.70478.