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Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section

 4.5 (6)

36.2 Miles 58.3 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

5,286' 1,611 m

Ascent

-5,413' -1,650 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

1,786' 544 m

High

791' 241 m

Low

Shared By Matt Bader

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A climb down Taum Sauk Mountain.

Matt Bader

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Features Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

A hand held GPS, the Trail Run Project mobile app, or a paper map is crucial to navigate this trail due to poor trail markers, especially in the rougher areas. A set of high voltage power lines are really the only landmark along the way. They are also the only spot that you may get cell service.

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!

Flora & Fauna

Beautiful fauna can be spotted from this trail. I went in October and the trees were gorgeous. I also saw deer, a fox, and a herd a wild pigs (briefly). They ran as we surprised them in the riverbed.

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