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Get away from the bustle of everyday life by seeing some of Missouris finest karst features such as the rock bridge or by exploring the forests, streams and restored grasslands of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. While walking the half-mile Devils Icebox Boardwalk, visitors can view the rock bridge, have the opportunity to explore Connors Cave on their own, and see an underground stream, small spring and sinkhole. The 15 miles of trails that traverse the 2,273-acre park are always open to hikers and are conditionally open to bicyclists. Hikers and horseback riders can enjoy the serenity of the 750-acre Gans Creek Wild Area. Before riding, visitors should call the trail condition hotline. Groups can make arrangements to receive a rock bridge/Connors Cave tour or other interpretive programs. Devils Icebox Cave, with over seven miles of passages, can be explored on park-led wild cave tours by advanced registration only. The parks orienteering course will challenge adventurous visitors. Picnic sites, a reservable picnic shelter, and playground equipment make the park a great place for family gatherings. Primitive camping for non-profit youth organizations is available by making advanced reservations.

10 hours ago

Like to get all my dog out here.

Good for dog walks!

Lightly trafficked my butt! Love this trail.

Nice loop, take it clockwise.

My friends and I weren't able to complete the entire trail, because you have to cross a creek to complete it all the way and my sister wasn't wearing the proper shoes for that. But it's still a really nice, easy hike other than that!

It's a great workout for a fairly quick hike.

My friend and I ventured here when we met up in Columbia and this was a spur of the moment wander. The trail was a boardwalk and the cave was very cool.

Got lost once so the 2.3 mile track was more like 3. Beautiful and a good time.

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful trail for MO that goes through a variety of different communities of flora. Long socks recommended, as it does get overgrown and ticks are present.

This trail is beautiful. I am visiting from Utah where I am used to all trails going up big mountains. It was nice to have a trail that got my heart rate up but wasn’t a major workout at the same time. The trail is so well-marked it would be hard to get lost. I hope I can come back to this one next time I visit the area.

2 months ago

Our first trip inside a cave this weekend. Wyatt loved it. Super neat and accessible for just about anyone which is cool

Awesome trail with great exploration

hiking
3 months ago

A really neat experience getting to go in the cave. We brought flashlights and went as far back as we could and really enjoyed the cave!

walking
3 months ago

This trail is called the Devil’s Icebox Trail in the Park and is mostly a boardwalk that leads to the entrance of Connor’s Cave and a natural bridge, although there are a lot of stairs along the way. As we descended the stairs to Connor’s Cave the temperature dropped by at least 20 degrees F. The stairs stopped at the entrance of the cave where we were able to explore 166 feet of the cave before stopping at a deep pool where the sign at the beginning of the cave says to stop.

The inside of the cave has a stream passing through it so be prepared to get your feet wet and remember to bring a flashlight. This was a short but fun trail that children will love. Some of the pictures posted here are for other parts of the Devil’s Icebox Trail such as the natural bridge.

As other reviews state, the map is for Spring Brook Trail, which is a mostly forested trail that crosses a creek and is rated moderate. Some extremely large oaks and sycamore trees can be found along this trail. It’s a 2.3 mile loop trail.

The Devil’s Icebox Trail is an easy half mile boardwalk trail that briefly runs next to the Spring Brook Trail and leads to a 63-foot-high Natural Bridge and Connor’s Cave. Connor’s Cave, of which you can explore the first 166 feet, is listed as a separate trail on this app but it uses the same boardwalk system as the one leading to the natural bridge.

Good trail. Not too challenging. Little overgrown in areas. Ticks were bad

beautiful views. love this trail

Great family trail

This map is actually for the Spring Brook Trail, but it hooks up with the Devil’s Icebox trail also. Trail was beautiful. Mostly shade and pretty easily navigated. I am glad I had the app because sometimes I would end up on another trail without realizing it. There is one place you have to cross the river, which could be difficult if water is high. But beautiful hike. I will be back.

I loved this hike encountering different areas and terrain. Even made the little climb after the creek crossing with two dogs on leash. Very peaceful.

4 months ago

One of my favorite Rockbridge hikes.

so to start this hike is not 2.5 miles devils icebox trail is .50 miles. Very cool spot the natural bridge is awesome and the caves are amazing as well. This hike is all wooden stairs though no dirt trail. If you want to explore connors cave i suggest bringing a good light so you can see. Cave goes back 166ft.

Beautiful park, completely worth the drive. Between the caves, big mossy bluffs and flowing creeks..this park has it all. You can take the staircase trails or the nature trails and you won’t be disappointed. 10/10 would recommend.

The trail was well marked it you had a map to decide which direction to go when the trail split off. It had a few vistas overlooking steep drops to the creek below. Most of the trail was smooth without ankle turning rocks. Spent almost all your time in the woods. Would keep children close at hand while up on the ridges as some of the trail is only a three foot step to the valley below. The final hill coming out was a straight up climb.

hiking
6 months ago

Simple walk around a prairie.

hiking
6 months ago

Gave a 3 because of the uniqueness of the sink holes. Otherwise very ordinary.

hiking
6 months ago

The sink holes were fascinating. You were never out of the site of one. Nice loop from Conner's cave, around the hill top back to the cave.

Hiked it a second time today. Nice trails in the park. Just wished they had backpack or other camping options.

walking
7 months ago

Peaceful trail. Loved the long yellow grass flowing in the wind. Would love to come back in the spring.

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