Devil's Icebox Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Devil's Icebox Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 223 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

cave

forest

river

Devils Icebox Trail is primarily a boardwalk with several short spurs, viewing platforms and numerous stairs. The trail takes visitors to the most impressive geological features in the park including the 63-foot high natural tunnel known as the Rock Bridge and the double sinkhole. Devils Icebox Trail is primarily a boardwalk with several short spurs, viewing platforms and numerous stairs. The trail takes visitors to the most impressive geological features in the park including the 63-foot high natural tunnel known as the Rock Bridge and the double sinkhole entrance to Devils Icebox and Connors Cave. Also of interest are a limestone glade, Connors Spring and a valley formed by the collapse of part of the Devils Icebox Cave system. Displays tell visitors more about the cave system and the areas history. The hike down the stairs to the double cave entrance is refreshingly cool in the summer months. Devils Icebox Cave, which is upstream (to the right) is closed to the public. Visitors are permitted to wade in the underground stream at the cave entrance and into the 150-foot long Connors Cave, which is downstream (to the left). Flashlights, helmets and good shoes are recommended. The trail shares a short section with Spring Brook Trail and links to Sinkhole Trail.

21 days ago

A classic for CoMO

1 month ago

Nice hike, not too difficult. Loved the cave and that it didn't have any rules. Most caves you can't even step foot into these days. We had fun exploring and climbing a little bit inside.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

too many people, didnt like the steps, too commericalized but a good hike

2 months ago

theres ALOT of people

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Sücks to many people.+they covered they covered the area with wood that prevents us as people to see what it really was!

backpacking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Trails are well defined but little or no signage at junctions. Main trail was crowded on Saturday afternoon side trails were almost deserted so carry a map or be willing to ask other hikers for directions. Easy trails a good afternoon hike.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Loved this trail! Was beautiful in the fall. Relaxing, easy hike where you can admire the sites. Make sure you check out the natural bridge!

10 months ago

Fun trail!Cave is cool!

camping
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

This trail is entirely wooden and railed in. It offers gorgeous scenery and you can read about the area on information posts. Nearby there are several other trails as well if you are feeling more adventurous. For me, this trail was a bit boring, and I usually go off onto one of the connecting trails. However, this would be great for families or people just wanting an easier walk in nature. Be warned that there are still quite a few steps.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Good for a day trip and a picnic, very popular spot to take the kids. This trail also connects with Spring Brook and Sinkhole Trails, which we did brief excursions on during the couple hours we were there, so you can extend the hike if you're feeling adventurous.

walking
1 year ago

Great wooden deck trails that make walking through this park easy and clean. Many lookout points along the way. Information about the cave and bats is also provided right before the cave. Nice and easy trip that's quick and requires little effort.

1 year ago

The Devils Icebox is a unique sight from most trails and being by it reminds you of why you love being outdoors! You hear nothing but wildlife, water running all while being surrounded under a lush canopy.