The Most Dangerous Hike In Missouri Is Loaded With Mystery And Beauty
There are so many gorgeous hikes you can take in the Show Me State. Although Missouri isn’t known for it’s rigorous hiking trails, there are some difficult treks that even advanced hikers would find challenging. If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge through some rough terrain that leads to gorgeous scenery, we know the perfect trail for you! Head to Mark Twain National Forest for walk on the wild side.
If you’re not an experienced and serious hiker this tail is probably best admired through photos. You can also experience many of the sites located along this trail through much shorter state park hikes. Check out Johnson Shut-Ins State Park or Taum Sauk Mountain State Park for more info about the shorter trails.
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Have you hiked the Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail? What about some of the shorter treks along the route? Tell us what you think about this hike or similar ones in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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