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Sink Hole Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, Missouri 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.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 144 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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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.

Ample parking for RV and down. picnic and shelters, Restrooms.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 5901 South Highway 163 Columbia, MO 65203-8195 Park Office: 573-449-7402 Trails Hotline : 573-442-2249

Interstate I-70 at Columbia Missouri, take hwy 63 south to hwy 163 west, 163 turn north in couple miles, just a short distance after hwy 163 turns north.

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Kelsey Fisher
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Hiking

About 0.8 miles of the trail is closed for repairs currently. Pretty simple trail for the portion I hiked!

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Amber O'Brien
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HikingRocky

When we entered we entered from the E rock bridge trail head. We were intrigued about the sink holes so we did this trail. The trail is shorter than allot of other trails at rock bridge we only came across one sink hole that was clearly defined as a sink hole. I was also wearing a small child in a baby carrier for this trail and we had to hike up what seems to be a river bed that had no water while we were there and there are of course allot of loose rocks which is better I feel to be walking up instead of down while wearing a baby carrier. You can also enter from the devils ice box parking lot to the far left to walk up all the loose rock other than this really long stretch of loose rock the rest of the trail is a flat surface.

Jen Enright
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HikingOver grownRocky

Great loop hike - 1.5 miles, shaded. Would avoid if we’ve had any rain in the past couple of days!

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Nisha Albert
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Lauren Bradley
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Ashley Lyon
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Kathryn Weston
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Evan Thierry
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HikingMuddyWashed out

This would’ve been a good hike if it hadn’t rained beforehand, which meant much of the trail was almost complete mud. A very messy trail during the rainy season.

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Hike Aholic
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Hiking

Nice easy hike and a good view of the rock bridge

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Jeff Talley
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Hiking

Park at the grasslands parking area and then combine the these two trails in a nice morning walk.

Zachary Nixon
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Running

Fun loop in the Rock Bridge area!

James Williams
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Hiking

Little bit wet today from snowmelt. Always fun though .

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Sean Moore
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Erica Moore
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Cavelle C
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Hiking

Sink hole to spring brook trail.

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Chris Henke
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HikingMuddyRocky

Some parts are muddy if it has been damp at all...confusing blaze markers but all the trails connect to each other so no biggie there. Nice scenery. unique topography lets you get close to sinkholes.

No Ordinary Path
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Not a bad hike. A little muddy and was a bit slow going at first with the kids until about 1/2 way through. Definitely the last half is the better part beginning with the large sinkhole/cave entrance and ending at the stone bridge. Can be linked with several other trails along the way to make longer.

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