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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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A great walk in the woods!

If you come in by the Devil's Icebox you can take a great walk on wooden walk ways that are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas J
Nice Place to Hike

There are hiking trails well laid out and maintained; other places make it easy to leave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sps642460
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Ashland, Missouri
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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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  • Average2%
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“devil's icebox” (58 reviews)
“devil's ice box” (23 reviews)
“cave entrance” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
5901 S Highway 163, Columbia, MO 65203-8915
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+1 573-449-7402
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"devil's ice box"
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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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"bring a flashlight"
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"cell phone"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come in by the Devil's Icebox you can take a great walk on wooden walk ways that are a pleasure to walk. It is NOT handicap accessible as there are Many stairs.

Thank Dallas J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are hiking trails well laid out and maintained; other places make it easy to leave civilization behind and to vanish into nature. Excellent place to watch birds, enjoy wild flowers, and see interesting insects.

Thank sps642460
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For us this is a major hit. My kids are 7 and 4. My kids love the caves. During the summer be sure to hit Devild Icebox for an instant cool down from the summer heat. Connors Cave that's connected to Devils Icebox is not...More

Thank Taylor C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful! Make sure to wear your tennis shoes though because it is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs. Completely worth it though!

Thank Courtney B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a beautiful hike through the woods and enjoy your trip. Close to the south end of Columbia, Missouri this makes for a wonderful little tour.

Thank R6149TBkarens
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 27 May 2018 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 27 May 2018 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

1  Thank Pete L
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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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