Mina Sauk Falls Loop Trail / Ozark Trail to Devils Tollgate

Middle Brook, Missouri 63656

Mina Sauk Falls Loop Trail / Ozark Trail to Devils Tollgate

Mina Sauk Falls Loop Trail / Ozark Trail to Devils Tollgate Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Located in the St. Francois Mountains, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is one of the most rugged and beautiful locations in the state. Formed more than one billion years ago, this area was created when volcanic eruptions of hot ash settled and cooled to form rhyolite. Traces of these mountains still remain, although they are now covered in hardwood forests of oak and hickory.

The highest point in Missouri, Taum Sauk Mountain’s elevation is 1,772 feet. This rugged day hike leads you past the highest point and the tallest wet-weather waterfall in the state. You will also be on part of the longest trail in the state, the 392-mile-long Ozark Trail. The turnaround point for this hike is Devils Tollgate, a hunk of volcanic rhyolite that stands more than 30 feet tall."

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Trail Information

Middle Brook
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Spring-fall
Season
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, 148 Taum Sauk Trail, Middlebrook, MO 63656; (573) 546-2450; https://mostateparks.com/trails/taum-sauk-mountain-state-park
Local Contacts
USGS Ironton; Ozark Trail–Taum Sauk Section map available at trailhead.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018