Sink Hole Loop Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Sink Hole Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly 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.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

walking
24 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

little trail, fun going clockwise around

hiking
5 months ago

Fun, nice scenery. Can be a little slippery on some of the declines which are muddy. Most muddy at the lower elevation. Looks like all the creeks dry up in the winter, looking forward to further exploring with in different seasons.

mountain biking
7 months ago

10 months ago

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

I love this trail when I need a quick nature fix. There are many sink holes and 2 gated caves along the way. The kids enjoyed the abandoned old silos. It's easy to make this hike longer because it connects with a couple other trails.

hiking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gorgeous scenery, and it's practically impossible to get lost. Some parts of the trail are more difficult and narrow than others, but overall it's a pretty easy hike.

geocaching
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Really pretty walk - one steep hill towards the end

Trail splits in the middle - so you can follow white or green markers back

Wouldn't walk it after a rain, cut right through a creek bed

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Great trail for the family, lots to see and do. Devil's Icebox is a great spot to explore!

hiking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Very short and difficult to walk through, the trail was hard to follow after a rain but it was a good workout!