Sink Hole Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, MO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Sinkhole loop trail the trail follows an old road through the historic site of Rockbridge Mills. The trail continues up a forested valley to the top of a ridge where visitors can find old fields and sinkholes. One sinkhole known as Hogs Graveyard Cave. Sinkhole Trail offers sinkholes and much more. After leaving the trailhead in the Devils Icebox parking area, the trail follows an old road through the historic site of Rockbridge Mills. The trail continues up a forested valley to the top of a ridge where visitors can find old fields and sinkholes. One sinkhole known as Hogs Graveyard Cave is 30 feet deep and is gated for safety reasons. Two concrete silos stand as a memorial to the lands agricultural past. White connector 3 is available to shorten the hike and white connector 4 connects with Spring Brook Trail. If accessing from the Grassland Trail parking area, the length is 1.5 miles and takes approximately one hour and 10 minutes to complete. The trail is suitable for mountain biking, which is permitted only when the trail is dry.
I love this trail when I need a quick nature fix. There are many sink holes and 2 gated caves along the way. The kids enjoyed the abandoned old silos. It's easy to make this hike longer because it connects with a couple other trails.
Gorgeous scenery, and it's practically impossible to get lost. Some parts of the trail are more difficult and narrow than others, but overall it's a pretty easy hike.
Really pretty walk - one steep hill towards the end
Trail splits in the middle - so you can follow white or green markers back
Wouldn't walk it after a rain, cut right through a creek bed
Great trail for the family, lots to see and do. Devil's Icebox is a great spot to explore!
Very short and difficult to walk through, the trail was hard to follow after a rain but it was a good workout!