Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Feb 9, 2020 9:34 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2020

HP #40  Sucess!

Second on this trip after coming down from Iowa. Cold, wet day with nobody around. The top area is nice enough, with a paved path. Have to admit that thoughts of breaking down in this area (a bit rough and scary at times) would bounce in and out of my mind. Just is what it is, I guess.

manicchick - Feb 1, 2020 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2020

Highpoint #3  Sucess!

We decided to make the drive down to Taum Sauk from St. Louis. This was an easy one to get to. It's also really close to the Ozark Trail which is really cool!

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 22, 2020 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

Can't Wait for Ozark Trail to be Done  Sucess!

Nice hiking and views with the leaves gone. Drove 9 hours from Ohio.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Aug 19, 2019 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2019

HP #42!  Sucess!

Made this one into a trail run... ran about a 5k roundtrip to see Mina Sauk waterfalls, and all the way back with a trip to the summit. The summit is completely forested, so you can't see much, still a HP nonetheless!

radbb

radbb - Jul 28, 2019 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2019

Essentially a drive up, perfect day....  Sucess!

This is Missouri. I flew into Memphis. I then proceeded on a 1,955-mile road trip through the southern states to bag the highpoints in MO, AR, LA, FL, AL, and MS. Here is MO, highpoint number 18/51 for me and ranked 41/51.

Odycus

Odycus - Jul 21, 2019 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Not my first time, but at least I noted it  Sucess!

The high point is actually conveniently located close to a parking lot at the start / end of a much longer hike down to Mina Sauk falls, which unfortunately is a wet weather falls on a trail that gets really goopy when it rains. Nonetheless, I saw the high point, I saw the falls, it was a good day.

mtzfamily - Jul 8, 2019 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2019

Busy  Sucess!

More people were here than I expected. We also completed the loop[ trail to the falls. The 3 hour estimate they give is quite generous! We did it in just over an hour. The waterfalls were more falls than water on this day. Quite a bit of the trail is quite rocky due to runoff eroding the trail.

CTberk - Jul 4, 2019 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2019

Taum Sauk  Sucess!

Windy drive through state park. Parking lot 200 ft from high point. Marked with stone of MO. Road over was snow covered and slippery. Arrived just before sunset and saw the moon come up. Directions on site were spot on.

Craig - Mar 5, 2019 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2018

Easy hike to Mina Sauk Falls  Sucess!

Very easy accessible walk to the high-point, then nice hike out to Mina Sauk Falls and back. The falls were barely flowing this time of year, but still nice to visit.

mudhenwso

mudhenwso - Jan 27, 2019 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2004

1st High Point  Sucess!

Climbed this high point and the surrounding area the night after an incredible thunderstorm. The waterfall down the trail was amazing.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Nov 24, 2018 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

HP # 21  Sucess!

First time in the Ozarks

Jow

Jow - Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

The big 4-0!  Sucess!

So not the most exciting way to grab my 40th Highpoint but the last of a 1200mile 4 state Highpoint trip. Hiked to Mina Sauk falls which was merely a trickle but enjoyed a few brews there and then hiked back, amazingly hot day.

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2010

HP # 6  Sucess!

Beautiful area in the Fall!

wannabepeakbagger

wannabepeakbagger - May 7, 2018 7:54 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2018

Drive up  Sucess!

Had a full day planned with lots of driving, so took the easy way up. SHort paved walk from the parking lot to the wooded summit. No views of course. Wish I had time and planned on hiking to the waterfalls...

HP # 17

the_pretzel2 - Apr 22, 2018 2:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2018

Summit #1  Sucess!

I had a bit of trouble getting out there and coming back, but I found my way and got to the high point. I'm thinking of going again soon to better experience the area around it.

Kristalea

Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2017

Highpoint #4  Sucess!

Absolutely loved this trail. I was short on time so I had to run the trail with my dog. I would love to go back.

CPrice1024

CPrice1024 - Mar 5, 2018 2:57 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

MO Highpoint  Sucess!

1st highpoint, make sure to hike to Mina Sauk Falls while visiting the highpoint.

themnkid

themnkid - Sep 9, 2017 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Taum Sauk  Sucess!

Short walk into the forest here for the highpoint. Kept up well but nothing to see. We had many miles to go so we were not going to hike to the falls. Didn't see the marker for this one.

ScottyP

ScottyP - Sep 4, 2017 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

That was it?  Sucess!

Waterfall hike made it worthwhile

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Apr 12, 2017 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2017

Journey through Dixie  Sucess!

Just a short walk in the woods to a tiny site. Well maintained and respectable, just not too much there. Couldn't find the geological disc but no big deal. So, this was the end of a four state ramble through the south. Taum Sauk is of a pain to get to but that kind of goes without saying. I was beat after all the driving. I was never so glad to see Memphis for the flight home.

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