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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Recommended Routes in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - 3

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Favorite There are a couple of bluffs off trail that provide excellent views below.  This is one of them.
Intermediate/Difficult

Wagon Wheel Trailhead Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 301' Up 91.67 m Up 304' Down 92.74 m Down

Columbia, MO
Favorite Leading up the the best lookout point on the loop!
Intermediate

Shooting Star Trailhead Loop

2.5 mi 4.0 km 207' Up 63.23 m Up 212' Down 64.64 m Down

Columbia, MO
Favorite Backside of Spring Brook Trail just South of the Little Bonne Femme creek crossing
Intermediate

Rock Bridge Route

7.0 mi 11.2 km 673' Up 205.24 m Up 691' Down 210.72 m Down

Columbia, MO

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Hiking

  • 48 Miles 77 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - 17

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9.3 mi 15.0 km #1MKT Trail
Easy
Columbia, MO
Easy
Columbia, MO
1.8 mi 2.8 km #2South Providence Trail
Easy
Columbia, MO
Easy
Columbia, MO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Grasslands Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
6.6 mi 10.6 km #4Gans Creek Main Loop
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #5Deer Run Trail
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Spring Brook Trail
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Sinkhole Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8High Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Columbia, MO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Karst Trail
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10WC4
Intermediate
Columbia, MO
Intermediate
Columbia, MO

Photos of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park - 35

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Leading up the the best lookout point on the loop!
Mar 6, 2020 near Columbia, MO
Perfect natural bench!
Dec 11, 2019 near Columbia, MO
One of the many bluffs that are climbable!
Dec 11, 2019 near Columbia, MO
One of the few creek-crossings you'll encounter on this loop!
Dec 11, 2019 near Columbia, MO
There are a couple of bluffs off trail that provide excellent views below.  This is one of them.
Dec 6, 2019 near Columbia, MO
Looking out off of the first bluff you come to, if you take a left at the fork. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Oct 9, 2018 near Columbia, MO
The trails fork at Gans Creek. If you're doing the Shooting Star Loop, do not cross. Crossing here connects to the Wagonwheel Trailhead.
May 17, 2017 near Columbia, MO
At the second creek crossing, the rocks can be slick! - Watch for a split in the trail across the creek.
May 10, 2017 near Columbia, MO