Maple Hollow Hiking Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cape Girardeau, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
95 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers


Maple Hollow Trail is designed to help you understand and enjoy the forest. Be sure to pick up a brochure before you go into the woods to learn about all the different vegetation. There is also a geocache in this area. Please note that though this is a paved trail, there are steep ups and downs and it is not wheelchair accesible.

14 days ago

Great workout.

1 month ago

Nicest part of the wooded trail behind Cape Girardeau’s Conservation center. Trail is newer asphalt and wooden bridges are in good shape. A lot of significant elevation changes for its short distance. Had connector to Cape LaCroix and the rest of the conservation trail. Great cardio workout. The only negative is that the trail is not wheelchair accessible.

2 months ago

I loved this trail! It was quite easy and the scenery was breathtaking.

3 months ago

Nice paved trail, ideal for walking pets as it’s pretty wide and you don’t have to worry about ticks as much as on a narrow trail. We spotted a family of deer so that was nice!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Paved and, most importantly, pet friendly! I walk my pup here regular.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It loops. A few creeks you go over. It's paved and easy. Scenic. You can see a lot of birds and deer

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This is a shorter hike and the description "a paved trail with steep ups and downs" is accurate. You will have to be prepared to climb some small hills and you will also run into a small set of stairs on the trail. The trail is mostly paved, which is nice. It is only a short distance from the Cape Girardeau Nature Center -- you could park in the parking lot and take a stroller to the trail. Just remember if you use a stroller that there will be lots of hills -- this didn't stop us, but could be an issue for some. Good way to end a Nature Center trip!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Great safe trail to take the kids on.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

recorded Maple Hollow Hiking Trail

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