Hike to Hidden Treasures of Rock Bridge - Saunder's History and Coyote Bluff

10/7/2017 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO

See fall color on certain vines and trees that turn early, while also enjoying wildflowers on the glades, such as asters and goldenrods. This hike will take you to Coyote Bluff glade/overlook and to the chimney of the Saunder's log cabin. Learn about what life was like for the Saunder's family as told by Ray Saunders, who grew up here in the 1920s to 1930s. During the short service project, learn how to identify and treat invasive bush honeysuckles.

This event is free. Reservations are required because space is limited. When you call (573-449-7402), you will be given driving directions. This event is recommended for ages 8 years and up. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prefer no dogs.    

Help celebrate the park's 50th anniversary by participating in one or all of these hikes held the first Saturday of each month. Visit different parts of the park and learn about the park’s founding, history and nature. Also, help care for the park through a short service project.

Hike time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5901 South Highway 163, Columbia, MO | (573) 449-7402

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs