Devil's Icebox Trail

EASY 66 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
4 months ago

Short hike (about .5 mile). All boardwalk with a lot of stairs. Conners Cave was interesting and refreshingly cool (temperature wise). We went on Eclipse Day so there were a fair number of people there. Luckily one of us had a flashlight but more light in the cave would have been better.

4 months ago

We loved it here. All the trails in this area are cool.

hiking
5 months ago

Boarded walkways or stairs most of the way now. Still a decent trek. Plenty of places to rest or check out the sights tho. Very well maintained.

hiking
6 months ago

Kids loved the caves

Surprised by the cave.

hiking
7 months ago

Went with my husband and kids ages 5, 8,10 and 15. We all had a really great time exploring the trails and the cave. Very nice quick hike, water shoes and flashlights would be my recommendation for cave exploration.

hiking
8 months ago

Really cool trail, it was .5 mi tho, not 2.5.

9 months ago

very easy and we'll maintained trail

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike for Missouri! The cave is fun to explore.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice area, Love hiking with a destination or some high point in the hike.

11 months ago

This is lot of fun! Bring good shoes (hiking style if you get off the boardwalk though. Only reason it's 4 stars is because they have a boardwalk that hasn't been fixed for 11 years? Lots of fun!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

A classic for CoMO

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

theres ALOT of people

walking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fun trail!Cave is cool!

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

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.

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