Grasslands Trailhead, Rock Bridge Memorial SP


Celebrate the New Year with the Columbia Audubon Society by joining an afternoon birding hike at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park on January 1st, 2023. We’ll walk the Grassland Trail from 2:30–4:30 p.m., exploring the mixed grassland, shrub, and forest-edge habitats to look for sparrows, raptors, and any other fauna or flora of interest. We’ll plan to be back near the parking lot by dusk for an optional extra half-hour of watching/listening for a last pulse of daytime bird activity and possible evening birds (like owls).

Reservations are required and space is limited for this hike, which is officially organized by Missouri State Parks. Please visit the State Park website to sign up.

Meet at the Grasslands Trailhead parking lot at 2:30 p.m. If the parking lot is full, vehicles may be parked on the edge of the wide gravel road on the Grassland side of the road. Contact trip leaders Eric & Joanna Reuter ( with any questions.