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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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Top shelf state park

This is my local park at only 15 minutes from my door. Excellent trails that are well marked and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott M
via mobile
Interesting Hike

The 0.5 mile Devil's Icebox loop includes a hike under a rock bridge over partially submerged rocks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bill S
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Grayslake, Illinois
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“devil's icebox” (57 reviews)
“devil's ice box” (23 reviews)
“cave entrance” (7 reviews)
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5901 S Highway 163, Columbia, MO 65203-8915
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+1 573-449-7402
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"devil's icebox"
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"devil's ice box"
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"cave entrance"
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"great trails"
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"great place to hike"
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"easy hike"
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"wooden walkway"
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"natural beauty"
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"well marked trails"
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"maintained trails"
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"bring a flashlight"
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"cell phone"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"worth the trip"
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"all ages"
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"picnic tables"
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"caves"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my local park at only 15 minutes from my door. Excellent trails that are well marked and maintained. Excellent variety of trails for hikers of all exeprience levels. Fantastic examples of Missouri's karst topography abound and make for some interesting scenery. I've been...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 0.5 mile Devil's Icebox loop includes a hike under a rock bridge over partially submerged rocks in a wide stream bed AND a hike down stairs to a cave that can be explored. Lot's of fun and lots of stairs.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our teenagers loved this place. There is lots of hiking on nice trails. The cave to explore was really cool. We used the flashlights on our phones to get all the way back into the cave. Never explored a cave on our own before so...More

1  Thank KarenBruns
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walking area down to the cave is closed. It needs some serious maintenance. There are no employees working there or anything so it’s kinda creepy when you have your kids. I was disappointed

1  Thank Tracy O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited RB State Park with my three kids, ages 10, 8, and 3. They had a great time walking the trails and boardwalks around the rock bridge, splashing in the creek, and exploring in the caves. This is a very good way to get kids...More

Thank Pete L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This place was awesome. Wonderful treat and great workout. Easy to find with lots to do. A must visit when in Columbia

Thank debi612016
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a great park! We spent several hours just wandering around, climbing all over and even took a free cave (mini) tour! The regular tours are postponed because the poor bats are sick, but the mini tour was worth it. The walkways were really cool...More

Thank Shayna A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Rock Bridge is pretty and the hiking trail looked good for a state park, but we couldn't spend the time to hike. The area was peaceful. If I am in the area again I would hike there, but I would not travel across state...More

1  Thank juleslady2016
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This little state park has a lot to offer. There’s a rock bridge and a cave to explore, many trails, and it’s a great place for a picnic. The river is pretty serene and a great place to go to get away from it all.

Thank Devan C
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

You can walk around caves and explore all kinds of outdoor fun. The area is just beautiful and lush. Many things to see and do outside.

Thank Sigholtz
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sunshinegirl1224
21 June 2018|
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Response from KarenBruns | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes! Exploring the cave on our own was a fun and unique experience. All ages can enjoy this.
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ned f
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.
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