Missouri April 03, 2017
This Is The Highest Point In Missouri… And You’ll Certainly Want To Visit
Missouri is home to so many
amazing state parks, but only one of them is able to brag about this unique fact. When you visit Taum Sauk Mountain State Park near Mark Twain National Forest, you’ll be visiting the highest natural point in the state of Missouri. And it’s pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.
You'll find Taum Sauk Mountain State Park along Highway CC in Ironton, Missouri.
The 7,500-acre state park features captivating views, hiking trails, campsites and more.
The hiking trails can be enjoyed during a day trip or over the weekend as you spend the night camping underneath the starry skies. The wooded areas and rocky glades make it ideal for hikers.
To view the state's high point, take the Mina Sauk Falls Trail.
This 3-mile trail will take visitors to the state high point first, then to the waterfall. While the portion to the high point is wheelchair accessible, the portion of the hiking trail to the waterfall is not.
Who needs a skyscraper when you can catch breathtaking views from the top of this natural wonder?
The state high point is marked along the hiking path, so you'll know exactly when you've reached the highest elevation peak of 1, 772 feet.
After you come to Missouri's highest point, you'll discover Missouri's tallest waterfall.
Mina Sauk Falls cascades 132 feet over a series of rocky ledges into Taum Sauk Creek. To make the most out of your trip, visit the falls after a heavy rainfall to view a more powerful downfall of water.
Love to hike? In addition to Mina Sauk Falls Trail, the Ozark Trail also runs through the park.
If you're up for a challenge, explore the 35-mile portion of the Ozark trail at Taum Sauk Mountain.
A portion of the Ozark Trail from Taum Sauk Mountain will lead you to Johnson Shut-Ins State Park.
Adventure through 14.5 miles of the Ozark Trail as you hike from Taum Sauk Mountain to John Shut-Ins.
For well-maintained trails that lead to captivating views, visit Taum Sauk Mountain State Park.
To locals, it's known as "Tippy Top" and once you drive up to the top and see where the trail starts, you'll know why.
Taum Sauk Mountain is considered to be a part of the Arcadia Valley. For ideas of other things to do while in the area, click