Missouri Nature, Waterfalls July 16, 2016
Missouri’s Niagara Falls Is Too Beautiful For Words
There’s no arguing that Niagara Falls is a stunning, unforgettable sight. And while Missouri doesn’t have any waterfalls quite that large, we do have our own version worthy of your bucket list: Mina Sauk Falls.
The waterfall is located in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park in the southeastern quarter of the state.
Mina Sauk Falls is Missouri's tallest waterfall.
This beauty drops more than 130 feet over ledges before landing in Taum Sauk Creek.
To see it, take a hike on the Mina Sauk Falls Trail, a gorgeous 3-mile, rugged trail.
The best time to visit: After a rain.
Plan your trip wisely: If you come during a dry spell, the falls might not be much more than a trickle.
It's even beautiful in the winter!
Mina Sauk Falls Trail also gives hikers access to Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in the state.
Supposedly, the park is named after Taum Sauk, a Piankashaw Native American chief, and the falls are named after his daughter, Mina Sauk
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