Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of located in Boone County approximately south of Columbia, Missouri. The park is noted for its excellent examples of karst landforms including the rock bridge, sinkholes, and an underground stream at the cave known as Devil's Icebox.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers several trails for hiking and cycling. The boardwalk on the Devil's Icebox Trail allows visitors to see the park's primary karst features and explore the cave opening at Connor's Cave. Horseback riding is offered in the 750acre Gans Creek Wild Area.
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  • Worth the trip to see this. Be sure to take your head lamp and waterproof shoes and explore the underground cave.  more »
  • What a real fun park to visit. Many trails for long or short walks available. We just had time to visit the Devil’s Icebox. A great experience! 90 degrees outside but the Icebox was true to its name !...  more »
  • Decided to take family for a walk to Devil's Icebox while they were visiting in August for the eclipse. The walk can be steep at times, but very rewarding at the end. The kids loved the cave and the a...  more »
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  • Awesome natural features! The Devil's Icebox boardwalk trail is a must, so long as stairs are not an issue for you. Going in a loop, it takes you to all the best geologic features of the park, including the namesake Rock Bridge formation, and a platform that overlooks a large slot cave opening with an underground stream. On the platform there are lots of informative signs regarding the local cave system, with a detailed map. From there, you have the option to descend the stairs into Connor's Cave, which you can see from the platform. The temperature drop was amazingly refreshing. Once at the bottom, with proper equipment, visitors are allowed to wade approximately 150' downstream through Connor's Cave if they want.
  • I can remember hiking here before the boardwalks and rules, it's still a great place to explore. A must visit if in the area IMO, I keep going back, it is wonderful. Crashed a car and ended up in the park rangers driveway May 5th, 1980. Tidbit of history there.
  • It is a great spot to get out into nature. Go hiking on a boardwalk or on a dirt trail. See the devils ice box and explore the cave while you are there. Pro tip: wear shoes you can get wet and bring a flashlight. This park is huge and has a little bit of something for everyone.
  • Beautiful scenery, I take my friends here all the time. It has trails for hiking and bikes. Lots of stairs so if you want to work you leg muscles without going to the gym go here.
  • Great area for hiking and biking. The short trail Devil's Icebox is boardwalked, and has access to the Rock Bridge and Connor's Cave. A must visit place if you're into outdoors adventure.

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