Spring Brook Trail: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Spring Brook Trail: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a 3.1 mile lightly 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, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
311 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


Spring Brook Trail winds its way through woods and old fields, along small intermittent streams. Maples and sycamore trees grace the banks of Little Bonne Femme Creek, which is crossed twice. One crossing is over a 100 ft. foot bridge and the other by wading the stream. Near Gilbert Shelter Spring Brook Trail winds its way through woods and old fields, along small intermittent streams. Maples and sycamore trees grace the banks of Little Bonne Femme Creek, which is crossed twice. At the eastern crossing, a 100-foot bridge provides a dry crossing. The western crossing lacks a bridge and may require minor wadding. During high water, it is not safe to cross. White connector 5 is available to shorten your hike and white connector 4 is available for access to Sinkhole Trail. Mountain biking is permitted only when the trail is dry.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fun trail with awesome scenery!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

This was a great trail-- had to cross a creek- could be a little tough keeping your feet dry...

Monday, October 31, 2016

there is way to many people on this trail.. like on every trail in this state park. it wasnt to special. it is well maintained and marked tho.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ok, very moderate effort required, a romp in the woods, needs better marking though, bridges across creek are highlights, does it really take that much to apply some decent trail badges? Picnic and staging area at trailhead are in excellent condition, clean and kept; why not pour about 2 hours' effort into letting hikers know where to go on this hike, since there are other trails in the complex?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Really nice trail even though the path is not well marked and it is easy to end up on another trail.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I love this trail just like all the others in the Rock Bridge system, but they really need to mark their trails better.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Beautiful trail, but not well marked and easy to get lost.

Monday, August 31, 2015

A nice trail good for an afternoon hike. I especially like the section leading down to the wading crossing. There is a more or less intermittent stream tumbling over flat rocks stepping down and several pools.

It's been a while, but the last time I was there the bridge had been heavily damaged in floods and probably unusable. I attempted to bushwack down to where the trail crosses back over the river but couldn't make it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trail was beautiful. Keep a map handy, as stated previously, there are a lot of intersecting trails. Trail has a lot of large rocks and it's almost too distracting at times because you have to keep looking down to make sure you don't bust your a&&!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Great little hike, especially with young ones. Option between steps & trail during parts which is nice. Enjoy this trail when I wanna get out, but don't have a lot of time.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lots of trails intersect in the park, sometimes confusingly. The orange blaze for another trail is very difficult to distinguish from the red blaze for this trail. On a cloudy day, we ended up on the other trail before recognizing we were headed in another direction.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This was a great trail. It is in the woods, so there is plenty of cover from the sun. As the description says: woods, fields, and streams. Typical Missouri terrain. The only other thing I can say is follow the trail closely by using the colored squares on trees and trail markers. The park has done a good job of marking them.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

recorded spring trail

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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