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Mina Sauk Falls Trail

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 4.5 (8)

A beautiful loop from the Missouri high point to Missouri's tallest waterfall and back!


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

90%

Runnable

1,795' 547 m

High

1,361' 415 m

Low

451' 138 m

Up

438' 134 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Mina Sauk Falls Trail is a steep, rocky route through forest to the highest waterfall in Missouri. Along the trail, there are excellent views of the surrounding mountains when passing through glades strewn with rocks. The return trip along the Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section follows a creek and isn't quite as rocky as the Mina Sauk Falls Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Missouri State Parks

Shared By:

Cindy Savage with improvements by Ricky Holzer and 1 other

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  4.5 from 8 votes

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#149

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#5,580

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Mina Sauk Falls from the Ozark Trail
May 9, 2019 near Ironton, MO
View about 1 mile from the peak of Taum Sauk mountain. Highest point in Missouri.
Aug 18, 2016 near Ironton, MO
The cascades of Mina Sauk Falls after spring rainfall
May 9, 2019 near Ironton, MO
Beautiful trail on the Taum Sauk!
Oct 24, 2016 near Ironton, MO
Some of the rocky terrain just off the Taum Sauk portion of the Ozark Trail.
Oct 24, 2016 near Ironton, MO

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