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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: +1 573-449-7402
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00

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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Wonderful walking and hiking

We go there every Sunday. We start off with the Devil's Icebox and then we hit maybe Gans Creek. It is a great place to do easy hiking and rugged hiking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mike H
Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go there every Sunday. We start off with the Devil's Icebox and then we hit maybe Gans Creek. It is a great place to do easy hiking and rugged hiking.

Thank Mike H
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful hiking close to town. Beautiful surroundings. Easy walking trails. Well mapped. Will definitely return

Thank Debbie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not our first visit to RBM state park. We love walking on the trail. The scenery is beautiful especially in the fall. Our family comes here often to take walks, enjoy picnics, and relax.

Thank Cheryl B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of trails and great exercise.If you look close enough in the ceilings you can see bats.Lots of fun going in the cave.Make sure you bring a flashlight.

Thank tan u
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hiking areas-lots of different trails to choose from with varying lengths.. saw lots of wildlife also..

Thank Kelly S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go on a hike/walk Sunday afternoon while visiting our son who attends Mizzou in Columbia. He said he hadn't been to Rock Bridge State Park, but some friends of his said it had some great trails and small caves. The weather was perfect and the hike was great. We saw a lot of families and I would... More 

Thank Eric P
St Charles,Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to get dome exercise and enjoy a lovely autumn day! Sure found a great place to do this. A nice circular trail of 3 miles provided that And clean restrooms were available near the beautiful picnic area as well

Thank sattelite10
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend the park for a family outing. They is a guide that explains the park and the children will like the cave.

Thank dentjim
North Central Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Although I would prefer to go on a weekday to meet fewer people, this is still a nice piece of wilderness surprisingly close to Columbia Missouri. Take a quality flashlight, perhaps mudboots and rough clothing if you are interested in getting into the caves. There is little danger but ample mud which is avoidable. I prefer the Gans Wild Area... More 

Thank Homeward_Travler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We only had a few hours to explore and chose this park to hike. We took the spring brook trail head into the interconnected trails. It was an easy hike (good after a 2 HR drive). It was the morning following rain so the ground was slippery in spots but the scenery was worth it. The network of trails leads... More 

Thank Clifford D

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