First Day Hike on Sinkhole and Devil’s Icebox Trails (Afternoon)

1/1/2023 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO

This 1.75-mile hike will be interspersed with stops to learn about the history and geology of the area. It will go up one long gradual hill on the dirt and gravel terrain of Sinkhole Trail, through the woods, and then use a boardwalk for the last quarter-mile, with some stairs involved. The difficulty level is moderate. Features and topics along the way will include the 19th century town of Rockbridge Mills, including its whiskey distillery and former homes; the founding of the park; Ingrum Spring; the entrances of two sinkhole pit caves; the opening of Devil's Icebox Cave; and the Rock Bridge.

This hike is hike is not stroller accessible and is not recommended for children 4 and under unless they are carried by an adult. We prefer that dogs do not accompany us on the hike. Participants should bring drinking water, dress for the weather, and wear shoes suitable for muddy or snowy conditions.

This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. You will receive information on the meeting location after you make your reservation.

To make a reservation, click here and search for activities at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

For more information or to check the status of the hike, call 573-449-7402 or 573-449-7400.

Hike time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meeting location: will be provided upon registration

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is located at:

5901 S. Highway 163, Columbia, MO | 573-449-7402

Associated activities

  • Hiking