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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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09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00
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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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Went with 1 & 1/2 yr old grandson who was in awe ofhis surroundings!

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brenda J
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 12 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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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have visited Rock Bridge State Park too many times to count. It is a great place to visit with family, friends, children, dogs, etc. There are trails with entrances at the main area, as well as outer edges of the park. Some trails are designed for strollers and older adults to navigate. Other trails are more rustic. There is... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

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Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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.

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 

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