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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Although I would prefer to go on a weekday to meet fewer people, this is still a nice piece of wilderness surprisingly close to Columbia Missouri. Take a quality flashlight, perhaps mudboots and rough...  read more »
  • We only had a few hours to explore and chose this park to hike. We took the spring brook trail head into the interconnected trails. It was an easy hike (good after a 2 HR drive). It was the morning fo...  read more »
  • Rock Bridge is a park for everyone. If you like a nice quiet stroll through the woods or slamming down a rocky hillside on your mountain bike, you have to come here. Just outside of Columbia, this pla...  read more »
  • Very pretty. Short hike, great for families. The cave would be fun but we didn't come prepared and it would be hard with kids
  • Beautiful park, wooden path lots of stairs, also dirt/rocky path leads to several scenic overlook spots. Neither path is easy if you have physical linitatuons. There is a flat wooden pathway leading to scenic natural rock bridge, however, may still be a challenge navigating it if in a wheelchair.
  • Awesome trails! Something for all ages and almost every level of hiker! 0.5 to almost 9 mile trails! Amazing scenery.
  • Great Biking and hiking trails. Trails are well maintained but sometimes a bit confusing, so make sure you have plenty of time! The scenery is diverse and the free maps are useful and plentiful.
  • Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is well known for Devil's Icebox but as I hiker, runner and nature lover, the Gans Creek area on the east side of the park is where you'll find the best views. You'll find trail loops as short as a mile or as long as 8.
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