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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
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+1 573-449-7402
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Beautiful park

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ajanderson10
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Dave D
Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank 892keelyj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a lovely place to walk and commune with nature. Lots of picturesque trails that are easy to navigate. Many natural wonders to see and experience. It's gorgeous in the fall and spring and summer and picturesque in winter. Lots of covered shelters for a picnic. Enjoy getting back to nature.

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Thank Dravosburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend the afternoon. There are multiple trails of varying lengths. The best Trail has a wood bridge that leads to the "Devils Icebox." When it is open, this is a wonderful cave to visit. I would take a very strong flashlight if you plan to go into the cave. It is very dark and... More 

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Thank Eston S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our hike here even though it had alot of steps. The cave area was pretty neat to explore. We were there in the fall and it was beautiful. Definitely planning another hike there

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Thank lorinjer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking here is great in all weather. In the heat of the summer it's best to go early morning but the flowers are beautiful and the forest, very green. In the fall, the colors are to die for and in the winter, the snow transforms this forest into something entirely new. Best place to hike in CoMO.

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Thank Mackenzie L
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park with good trails and boardwalks. The ice box is a must stop when in season. Decent facilities and easy to access.

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