Taum Sauk Mountain - Missouri Highpoint

Arcadia, Missouri

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Highpoint rank by height: 41st. Just before you reach the high point, you'll notice a natural trail that splits off to your right from your concrete path. This trail is a 3 mile (4.6 km) loop that visits Mina Sauk Falls, the highest waterfall in Missouri. Part of this trail also coincides with a stretch of the Ozark Trail, offering extensive hiking opportunities in the area. If you're not afraid of heights, take a short side-trip to climb the stairs up the Lookout Tower (see map). The view is excellent, and the experience may literally take your breath away! As you drive into Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, you may see an Adopt-A-Highway sign acknowledging the Highpointers Club , and its founder, Jack Longacre. Thanks, Jack! You've inspired a lot of people to continue this fun high point adventure.
Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

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Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)

Highpoint rank by height: 41st. Just before you reach the high point, you'll notice a natural trail that splits off to your right from your concrete path. This trail is a 3 mile (4.6 km) loop that visits Mina Sauk Falls, the highest waterfall in Missouri. Part of this trail also coincides with a stretch of the Ozark Trail, offering extensive hiking opportunities in the area.

If you're not afraid of heights, take a short side-trip to climb the stairs up the Lookout Tower (see map). The view is excellent, and the experience may literally take your breath away! As you drive into Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, you may see an Adopt-A-Highway sign acknowledging the Highpointers Club , and its founder, Jack Longacre. Thanks, Jack! You've inspired a lot of people to continue this fun high point adventure.

© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Arcadia
Distance: 0.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 15 minutes
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,770 feet
Top Elevation: 1,772 feet
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Local Maps: USGS Ironton
Driving Directions: Directions to Taum Sauk Mountain - Missouri Highpoint

Recent Trail Reviews

2/28/2010
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This is a very easy paved trail to the Missouri highpoint. There are no views from this trail so make sure you stop at the scenic overlook 1/4 mile before the trailhead along the gravel road. Lots of benches available and I believe it is accessible for those in wheelchairs.



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