Devil's Icebox Trail

EASY 49 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
223 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
18 days ago

Kids loved the caves

Surprised by the cave.

hiking
1 month 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.

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hiking
1 month ago

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

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3 months ago

very easy and we'll maintained trail

3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

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

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hiking
5 months ago

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