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Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead

Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead

Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Missouri, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.57030°N / 90.7279°W

Object Title: Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead

County: Iron

Elevation: 1760 ft / 536 m


Page By: csmcgranahan

Created/Edited: Mar 9, 2006 / Mar 10, 2006

Object ID: 179622

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Getting There

Head south on State Route 21 from Arcadia, Missouri for about 4 and a half miles. Turn right onto Highway CC which is signed for Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Along Highway CC you will see an Adopt-A-Highway sign listing the highpointers club and it's founder Jack Longacre who lived in this area. After a few miles the pavement will end near a fork in the road. To the left is a lookout tower with wonderful views, to the right is Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Once in the park there will be a viewing platform on the right side of the road that includes a panoramic photo labeling the peaks and valleys before you. At the end of the road is parking for many vehicles. I've seen as many as five different state plates - apparently highpointers - at one time.

Destinations from this Trailhead

Photos of a few Destinations

Taum Sauk

Mina Sauk Falls

Devil's Tollgate

Description of Destinations

Taum Sauk Mountain summit - Missouri state highpoint

Mina Sauk Falls - highest waterfall in Missouri located on the southwest slopes of Taum Sauk Mountain

Wildcat Mountain - second highest point in Missouri (bushwack)

Devil's wall - Rocky wall on the west and south slopes of Wildcat Mountain (bushwack)

Devil's Tollgate - nice rock formation through which the Ozark Trail passes

Unnamed waterfall (about a ten feet drop - location is approximate) on the west slopes of Taum Sauk Mountain (bushwack)

Unnamed scenic shut-in (location is approximate) on the west slopes of Taum Sauk Mountain (bushwack)

Proffit Mountain via the Ozark Trail

The beautiful shut-ins of Johnson Shut-Ins State Park via the Ozark Trail


Fall Colors from the top of...The Devil\'s Tollgate through...The top drop of Mina Sauk...View from the bottom of the...This trail map was scanned...Looking back through Devil\'s...Below first drop of Mina Sauk...
Above the shut-ins on Taum...My wife and I at the top of...Middle drop of Mina Sauk...Below Mina Sauk Falls the...