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Enjoy Missouri's Top Outdoor Treks At Rock Bridge Memorial and Katy Trail State Parks

Hike the scenic trails of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, just minutes from Columbia, Missouri. Keep your eyes peeled for birds like the Mallard, Northern Mockingbird, Red-Tailed Hawk, and many more. Explore a fascinating cave with a rock bridge, sinkholes, spring, and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. The park is known for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing on the High Ridge and Grassland trails. Stay at our hotel and enjoy the close proximity to Rock Bridge Memorial and Katy Trail State Parks. 


Hours -

Sunrise to sunset

Prices -

$5 for orienteering packet at Rock Bridge.

Winter Tip -

Cross-country skiing is a popular winter activity at Rock Bridge. High Ridge and Grassland trails are both good choices.


  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnicking
  • Cross-Country Skiing


  • Are there interpretive programs in the Rock Bridge Park?

    Rock Bridge Memorial Park offers several educational programs including group tours (scheduled in advance) of Connor’s Cave. The Cave is about 150 feet long with a stream flowing through it. In the summer, docents will offer information at the Devil’s Icebox/Connor’s Cave entrance to answer questions. They also provide some flashlights and helmets. Tours take about 15 minutes.
  • Does Katy Trail have any special designations?

    Katy Trail State Park has several distinctions. It was named the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2007. A section of the Trail from Machens to Boonville is also a part of the official Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. From St. Charles to Boonville, 158 miles is part of the American Discovery Trail, which links hiking trails in the U.S. from coast to coast. Katy Trail was also designated a Millennium Legacy Trail by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1999.

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