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Missouri’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is the destination for an adventure hike being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Oct. 14.
Participants will visit the 2,200+ acre park near Columbia, Mo., where they will see beautiful rock formations, sinkholes, and caves to explore. The group will hike the rugged trails of rock and earth in this beautiful Missouri State Park. Investigate the Devil’s Icebox, sinkholes, and the other distinctive features of this region. Lunch after the hike will take place at Sophia’s in Columbia.
This outing is considered a difficult hike. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under nature and outdoors.
This program will leave from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at  8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost for one nine-hour outing, including transportation, is $31 per person for Johnson County residents or $34 for nonresidents. Lunch costs are on your own. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online, visit the district’s website at, click on Activity Registration in the upper left part of the screen and perform a barcode search for 40341.
While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.