Hike to Hidden Treasures of Rock Bridge: Barns and Prairie

When:09/02/2017 (1:30 pm)
Where: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia, MO
Contact: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Phone: 573-449-7402
Website: https://mostateparks.com/event/69831/hike-hidden-treasures-rock-bridge-barns-and-prairie

Walk on mowed trails through this prairie restoration area with the big bluestem grass (over 6 feet tall), sunflowers in bloom, butterflies and open vistas. See a barn and shed that are still standing and learn about what life was like for families who lived on and farmed the land in the 1930s to 1950s. Learn how park staff manage this area with prescribed fire and invasive plant control. See part of the area that was burned last winter. The 1.75-mile hike will also include views of white oak woodland and many sinkholes. During the short service project, learn how to 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