Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Columbia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail of decent length, fairly busy, had creek crossing. Would do again when in the area.

Nice view. Take the trail down to the MKT to see the natural arch to the west.

Like to get all my dog out here.

Good for dog walks!

Nice loop, take it clockwise.

hiking
4 days ago

It's a great workout for a fairly quick hike.

It’s a really nice short trail with a wonderful overlook at the end. The eagles never disappoint and put on an air show when I sit there quietly. You can access from Katy trail or walk from a small parking lot which was hard to find the first time I went there.

The trail was nice, but very hard to find (not well marked). Lots of birds around the overlook though

This trail is beautiful. I am visiting from Utah where I am used to all trails going up big mountains. It was nice to have a trail that got my heart rate up but wasn’t a major workout at the same time. The trail is so well-marked it would be hard to get lost. I hope I can come back to this one next time I visit the area.

hiking
2 months ago

I walked <2 miles on the Moon Loop and got 11 ticks on my clothes. Trailhead off the Ginn Lane was a bit hidden. On the bright side, the sunrise and scenery were beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Not exactly a walk through nature. trail goes through a neighborhood, along the road and past some storage facilities. did appreciate benches tho. overall not bad but I don't think it's one we will do again.

4 months ago

very scenic, but to busy for me!

Great family trail

I loved this hike encountering different areas and terrain. Even made the little climb after the creek crossing with two dogs on leash. Very peaceful.

5 months ago

One of my favorite Rockbridge hikes.

Beautiful trail

backpacking
5 months ago

Very rugged terrain. There are several areas of the trail that have deep horse ruts. It would probably be impassable if it was muddy. Trails were somewhat marked. Lots of hills. Cross over several creeks, or the same creek several times. Camped alone a portion of Smith Creek. Saw a few other campsites along the way. Good for a one-nighter close to home. Will probably go back and explore the area again and spend another night. Decent stay.

Nice area but not an easy walk by any means due to horse ruts

hiking
6 months ago

Simple walk around a prairie.

hiking
6 months ago

Gave a 3 because of the uniqueness of the sink holes. Otherwise very ordinary.

hiking
6 months ago

The sink holes were fascinating. You were never out of the site of one. Nice loop from Conner's cave, around the hill top back to the cave.

walking
7 months ago

Peaceful trail. Loved the long yellow grass flowing in the wind. Would love to come back in the spring.

walking
7 months ago

Very nice grassy prairie area with some variety of scenery including small pods, numerous trees, shrubs, and habitats. The trail is wide and easy. Very nice for a relaxing stroll. Peaceful are as this trail is a little ways alway from the hustle.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice, easy-does-it kind of trail. It is by no means moderate and very easy, and would be good for kids. For grown-ups wanting a more challenging hike, not so... For example, the posted time at the trailhead is 2 hours and 45 minutes - I hiked it in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The trail is well blazed (yellow), clear and well-kept. If you hike it counter-clockwise, most of the trail is downhill, save for the last ¼ mile or so back to the parking lot.

The one down(ish) side to this walk-in-the woods is the piles of doggy poo on the trial. Dog people, please, have fido do his business off-trail, for heaven’s sake!

hiking
8 months ago

Favorite trail at RBSP! Challenging enough to get a good workout, but still simple enough to enjoy my time in nature. I love how far from civilization I feel on this trail, very peaceful.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail in the middle of town. This is a connector to the KATY trail. The trail is closed 1 mile down the trail to KATY. Looks like they are putting in a new bridge. They do have a detour in place with maps and signage supposed to be finished march 31,18

hiking
10 months ago

We went in December and it was beautiful! The trail on the west had some rough patches but nothing terribly difficult. No ticks! The trail was easy to follow and follows Gans Creek on the west side. Since the leaves were down there were some great views.

hiking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Good Trail. A little hard to follow. I came in June, and the wildflowers were amazing.

road biking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Great trail for walking, biking, and hiking. Connects Albert-Oakland Park with Cosmo Park. The only major obstacle is a short section on sidewalks.

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