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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 S Highway 163, Columbia, MO 65203-8915
+1 573-449-7402
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Phenomonal area, requires stair climbing but worth it

Once we found where to go for the best views, we senior citizens were able to manage the walk and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Free easy and enjoyable

The park is free. Multiple parking locations, so get a free map at any entrance and park nearest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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5901 S Highway 163, Columbia, MO 65203-8915
+1 573-449-7402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once we found where to go for the best views, we senior citizens were able to manage the walk and stair climbing to get to various rock formations and the extremely neat caves. We were fortunate that a guide was going into the cave with...More

Thank OrlandoCyclist
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The park is free. Multiple parking locations, so get a free map at any entrance and park nearest your choice of trails. The rock bridge and devil's I've box are on the same trail. The trail is easy except it does have a lot of...More

Thank dwmillerde
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy taking my dogs here to walk the trails. During the work week you can walk the mile and 1/2 trail without running into anyone. It's very quiet and peaceful!!

Thank lindadZ4651WB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something for the kids to get out and do (stretch!) on our trip down I-70 and found this state park. The kids LOVED stopping here and walking the trail. The walk to Devil's icebox is a perfect "hike" for younger kids...More

1  Thank TLH_mom_of_3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, I want to say this was a fantastic place to go! I walked the trail that went to the cave you can explore. The boardwalk area was a good workout with the stairs and the trails in the surrounding areas also put...More

Thank 204lauren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are spoiled to reside less than a mile away from this not so well-known meditative haven, with its intricate cave systems and seemingly endless winding trails that are great for any level of hikers. But you want to make sure you know which trail...More

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank carolyn466
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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!!

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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!

Thank Adam S
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ned f
Are there camp grounds near there?
25 March 2015|
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Response from photojo13 | Reviewed this property |
There are campgrounds in the Columbia area but none in the immediate vicinity of RBSP.