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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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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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So beautiful in the fall

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Madelynn W
Kansas City,
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Mazshax
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great place to hike and explore the natural beauty of Missouri. I have been coming here for well over 30 years. I've watched the park change over the years, and it's one area in Missouri that continues to flourish. There are great paths based on hiking skills, and places to go with young children.

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Thank ajanderson10
Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Today, me and my wife been to The park. We drove 2hrs, so by the time we got there it is 4:30pm. Unfortunate things is GPS landed us to a parking lot which is not the MAIN one. We started our trecking with unknown trail which MERGED to RED trail. At The MERGE we met group of 3, who suggested... More 

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Thank vaibhav20172017
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went on the first nice weekend of the spring. Devil's Ice Box was packed but right across the road are a gorgeous set of trails at Gans Creek. I brought my dog and everyone on the trail was very friendly. 8.5 miles of trail full of bluffs, wooded area, and open field. The trails are clearly marked so you know... More 

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Thank Clayton H
Ashland, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love going for a walk, hike or just getting away for a while. Excellent Park and well kept by both the visitors and the rangers

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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great pace to visit in Columbia if you love nature!! There is a cave too! Pretty cool board that tells about it's development and existence.

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