Looking for a great trail in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Missouri? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ranging from 0.7 to 3.1 miles and from 616 to 816 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Great trail. Moderate trail where you can go as hard or easy as you would like to go!

mountain biking
1 day ago

Fun trail, a bit of gnar in a few places. The roots and rocks to keep you attentive and the flow sections are fast. True to name, had a doe standing in the middle of trail as I rounded a corner. Worth a trip there to ride.

hiking
21 days ago

Nicely built wood bridge trail. Unable to fully hike through the cave due to rain, but I would love to visit again to fully explore!

Great trail for my 12 year old, my white lab and I! Very well maintained yet natural, nice and wide trail, some good inclines. Led to the devils icebox and the natural bridge sites so took a bit longer but totally worth checking out! A few small creek crossings and one fairly good sized one at the end! Managed to keep our feet dry by building a rock walkway through the water. Loved this trail. Beautiful area.

hiking
22 days ago

It says it's a moderate trail, but there are some challenging but, especially if it starts raining. Very nice trail, lots of variation.

The section going straight North/South (the end for my hike) is not featured on the printed trail maps, but is very well worn. It is pretty much straight from a creek crossing back to a parking lot. What is on the physical map, but not on alltrails, is a trail that connects the N/S section just North of the creek back toward the 'beginning' section right when I veered East. So you can make an oblong circle if you want to. I suggest long pants in summer. Sections can be pretty heavy in underbrush, I ended up with some stick tights and wish my pants were a little longer too protect my skin. I travel this trail system a lot, I always wear bug spray just in case. This section has some if the best views in my opinion!

hiking
rocky
23 days ago

hiking
over grown
27 days ago

Seed ticks galor! Yikes!

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are not well marked. What I thought would be an easy to follow loop, was anything but. The only reason I didn’t get lost, was that I had the All Trails app running and could see where I was in relation to the trail. The trails through the woods were not always blazed in red as promised. There are multiple mowed path “cut throughs” that are not marked on any map, paper or GPS. Do not go without All Trails, you will get turned around or lost. Sometimes the wooded trail was difficult, if not impossible to find from the uncovered trail. Good luck. The sink holes are cool.

hiking
bugs
off trail
1 month ago

We had an enjoyable walk through prairie and woodland, with minimal change in elevation. There were many wildflowers. Part of the trail had not been mowed and we couldn’t get through, but other paths were available. Eventually we got back on the trail on the map. We ended up walking 2.7 miles rather than the stated 1.75, but it was all pleasant.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

The route was beautiful, but lots of long grass, overgrowth and bugs. If you go when there’s morning dew, make sure you’re ready to get your feet wet!

Nice, well carved trail! Has a stream to walk passed that was a nice view!

on Deer Run Trail

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Nice trail. Definitely more enjoyable when I’ve done it in the spring and winter. Really really buggy! But we are outside sooo it’s like complaining that water is wet.

hiking
bugs
no shade
2 months ago

Extremely scenic, mostly gorgeous prairie. There was a small forest area but most of the trail was exposed to direct sunlight so be prepared for that! Ticks were a bit of a problem so also bring bug spray. Some areas fork off and don't reconnect with the trail so be careful when navigating. There were several wild blackberry bushes along the path and some were even ripe! Overall, a good experience!

hiking
2 months ago

excellent trail! super scenic at points, there is a little stream and also some hilly parts with a wide view. definitely not a lot of shade for most of the trail, so pack some water haha. overall really beautiful and fun.

hiking
2 months ago

It was all forest, and very beautiful! We saw one sinkhole and two silos covered in some pretty cool art. Traffic was light; we only came across one friendly mountain biker. However, it was a little tough to navigate. To be honest, if it wasn't for this app we would have gotten lost. Overall though, we had a really good time!

great little trail, nothing wrong with it, only saw one sinkhole and a couple silos, but overall very pleasant, very little traffic, only one mountain biker. will do again.

A great starter trail for our family. Did not get to cross the stream as some of us were not wearing proper shoes. The Devils Icebox was neat for my kiddos to see, though not a cave for casual exploring. The trails were very busy even in the middle of the week.

Really Muddy and super busy, but was a fun trail. Will go back and explore more of the trails in this system.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail for the area, a few options to vary the length of the hike. Lots of ticks.

running
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

Great Trail. Use bug spray, there are a ton of ticks.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. A little challenging and rocky by the creek but I loved it.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful trail system. My favorite segments are Shooting Star and Wagon Wheel trails. (Specifically the orange rock outlook on connector 10 of Shooting Star.) I haven't run into more than one group of people per hike (even on Memorial Day weekend), so I'd agree with calling it lightly trafficked. As a result, you'll probably run into off leash dogs. It's my favorite trail for hot days because you're in the woods for virtually the whole time. As far as the complaints about markings, the trail is very well marked with even signs telling you which way to the 3 trailheads. You will need a map, just like any other trail with 3 smaller trails combined into one large loop. However, on my second time doing Shooting Star, I forgot my map, and still made it out just fine using the trail markers. It is overgrown in spots, and I'd highly recommend bug spray, but I made it out with only 2-3 ticks with spray.

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