Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Mina Sauk Falls Trail

West Plains, Missouri 65775

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Mina Sauk Falls Trail

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park: Mina Sauk Falls Trail Professional Guide

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"This trail visits Missouri’s highest point in elevation with a wheelchair- accessible paved path. From there, a loop trail skirts rocky bluffs and high ridge forests. You’ll also pass by the tallest waterfall in Missouri, the 132-foot-tall Mina Sauk Falls. You’ll have the option of hiking to the bottom of the falls for a better look."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis (Menasha Ridge Press)
Steve Henry
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"At Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, you’ll visit Missouri’s tallest peak, then hike to its longest waterfall, with rocky glades and panoramic vistas galore—all in a 3-mile hike in the St. Francois Mountains. Still more attractive landscapes await you on the Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail." Read more

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park: Mina Sauk Falls Trail Reviews

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12/20/2009
My dogs and I hiked this park almost every week. The six mile hike consist flat praire land, tree covered flat terrain, inclined rocky terrain, plenty of deer, and the best of all, a creek for the pets to swim in. The cons: You can get lost-its not challenging. As someone who works 60-70 hours a week I tend to hike for excersise and solidarity, and this trail,though very convient for me(I live 10 minutes from it) gives me niether. The trail backs to a disc golf course, subdivision, and other park activities. For someone who has dogs-dont bring them unless you want to watch for rangers, they will ticket you with no leash. Overall, hike this trail for a quick before work or after work hike, and save the weekends for the long, more challenging hikes.
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Trail Information

West Plains
Nearby City
3.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,765 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,772 feet
Top Elevation
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, 573-546-2450, mostateparks.com/park/taum-sauk-mountain-state-park
Local Contacts
USGS Ironton
Local Maps

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Dec 2018