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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 09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
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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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This park is awesome

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Dave D
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Ashland, Missouri
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Ashland, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank willythomas1124
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day walking the pathways and exploring everything around us. Plenty of areas to stop & rest as needed, but all in all a great park to explore!

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

to the treadmill and elliptical at the hotel, while in the area for business. Good variety of terrain and scenery.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Deer, birds, and the rustling of leaves greeted me as I explored the park for a good 5 hours. The rivers and waterfalls aren't flowing this time of year but there is still plenty of natural beauty to observe. They offer trails for multiple fitness levels. Free admission and maps available at the trail heads. Worth a visit.

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