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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 S Highway 163, Columbia, MO 65203-8915
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+1 573-449-7402
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00
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Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors...

Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.

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Outing with grandson and his friend

Excellent area to go hiking and having a picnic with family and friends! Love the cave area and exploring!

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent area to go hiking and having a picnic with family and friends! Love the cave area and exploring!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So amazing! I can't wait to go back and enjoy it again! I was so relaxed and at peace within nature.

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Thank Amy P
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

get your steps in and enjoy nature! See the caves, as well as animal foot prints, and many rock formations. Devils icebox is amazing> lots of trees, wear a hat, and bring drinks! But.. its free!!

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Thank Janet B
Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of birds were about on a spring day. An excellent place to hike around. The Gans Creek section was particularly nice. Watch for a little mud and keep your balance crossing the creeks!

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Limerick, PA, United States
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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking a walk through a section of the park marked by wooden trails and lots of steps, you come to an interesting geological formation which is the entrance to an underground and partially underwater cave. Just sitting on the overlook, and taking in the beauty of nature can be rewarding,

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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Columbia and have been to Rock Bridge State Park many times. The walkways are amazing, well-constructed and well-maintained. Devil's Ice Box is so much fun to climb into and explore a little. The difference in temperature from the top of the stairs to the entrance is crazy. There are occasionally guided tours if you're into that. We... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you aren't used to stairs or hiking, it's not for you. Devil's Icebox is an amazing entrance to the cave even if you aren't spelunking. The park is a great experience.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Columbia and went to Rock Bridge grade school. This park has been developed into a great hiking area in the past 40 years. It's beautiful!!

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Kansas City,
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed Rock bridge! The park rangers station was very helpful with giving us a map and information! It had rained a lot so didn't get to go walk in the cave but that would have been awesome!

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Thank Adam J
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The hiking around Devil's Icebox is beautiful, and well maintained. The other trails are varied in length and terrain, so you should be able to find hiking appropriate to any group.

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