Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section
ElevationAscent: 5,286' 1,611 m
Descent: -5,413' -1,650 m
High: 1,786' 544 m
Low: 791' 241 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A climb down Taum Sauk Mountain.”— Matt Bader
The views along the way were amazing. I've lived and camped all over Missouri my whole life and this is perfect if you want to experience the Missouri wilderness in one trail. This portion of the Ozark Trail offers it all. The highest peak, the highest waterfall, and a special place called the Devil's Tollgate are all some of the highlights of this route.
Do not underestimate this trail. The path is extremely rocky, and I would never advocate going when any ice would be present. An injury at some parts of this trail could have been catastrophic. Be careful and enjoy! And leave no trace, please. Thanks!
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