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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

Point to Point

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°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Photos

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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Sep 19, 2020
scottyh
Dry, no falling water at the water fall :( 2.8mi — 1h 30m
Sep 12, 2020
Kammery Leaming
2.8mi — 11h 00m
May 2, 2020
Nathan Wright
Feb 9, 2020
Tyler Shepard
Jan 27, 2020
Zac Nixon
Beautiful, snowy conditions! Running is a bit tough currently, but Mina Sauk was running wonderfully! 3.7mi — 1h 03m
Oct 7, 2019
Rick Ihnat
Picnic 3mi — 1h 30m
Aug 1, 2019
Steve Schonert
Apr 26, 2019
Ricky Holzer
Trail was wet and very rocky.