Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Awesome trail with great exploration

Nice nature trail that is a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail. The mapped version on the app is an abbreviated version of the trail, as the actual trail is 3 miles in length. The trail mostly passes through forest and along creeks and ridge lines above creeks. The last quarter mile of the trail follows a gravel road.

There are several creek crossings where you may get your feet wet. Some nice rock features and bluffs can be seen next to the creeks. The highlight of the trail was the varied number of wildflowers, which were beautiful.

hiking
22 days ago

As other reviews state, the map is for Spring Brook Trail, which is a mostly forested trail that crosses a creek and is rated moderate. Some extremely large oaks and sycamore trees can be found along this trail. It’s a 2.3 mile loop trail.

The Devil’s Icebox Trail is an easy half mile boardwalk trail that briefly runs next to the Spring Brook Trail and leads to a 63-foot-high Natural Bridge and Connor’s Cave. Connor’s Cave, of which you can explore the first 166 feet, is listed as a separate trail on this app but it uses the same boardwalk system as the one leading to the natural bridge.

28 days ago

very scenic, but to busy for me!

beautiful views. love this trail

hiking
1 month ago

This map is actually for the Spring Brook Trail, but it hooks up with the Devil’s Icebox trail also. Trail was beautiful. Mostly shade and pretty easily navigated. I am glad I had the app because sometimes I would end up on another trail without realizing it. There is one place you have to cross the river, which could be difficult if water is high. But beautiful hike. I will be back.

One of my favorite Rockbridge hikes.

Beautiful trail

hiking
3 months ago

so to start this hike is not 2.5 miles devils icebox trail is .50 miles. Very cool spot the natural bridge is awesome and the caves are amazing as well. This hike is all wooden stairs though no dirt trail. If you want to explore connors cave i suggest bringing a good light so you can see. Cave goes back 166ft.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful park, completely worth the drive. Between the caves, big mossy bluffs and flowing creeks..this park has it all. You can take the staircase trails or the nature trails and you won’t be disappointed. 10/10 would recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Simple walk around a prairie.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it a second time today. Nice trails in the park. Just wished they had backpack or other camping options.

Excellent three mile loop. Crosses stream 6 times. Very well laid out. Do clockwise. Backpack camping allowed.

Explore the cave!!

It was very short but very fun. Interacting in the cave and seeing it up close was worth the trip from St. Louis.

walking
4 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
5 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
5 months ago

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

hiking
6 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
8 months ago

Nice city park with a country feel.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with a great view of Hinkson Creek.

hiking
8 months ago

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

road biking
8 months ago

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

Moderate level was accurate. Saw a lot of different plants and trees. Different terrain though out the hike.

Grindstone nature area trail is not a loop, I got to Maguire Blvd and either it's not clearly marked how to continue or you just better turn back. This is about 1.5 miles into the trail. This is after you have crossed under the old 63 and interstate 63, not my idea of quiet morning nature walk.

Short hike (about .5 mile). All boardwalk with a lot of stairs. Conners Cave was interesting and refreshingly cool (temperature wise). We went on Eclipse Day so there were a fair number of people there. Luckily one of us had a flashlight but more light in the cave would have been better.

I wish more of this was paved because only part is, so you cooooould take a stroller but can't cuz of the gravel. But it's nice and pretty and well maintained:)

We loved it here. All the trails in this area are cool.

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