Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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jgoodsnyder - Oct 5, 2021 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2021

High Point #10  Sucess!

Had a busy weekend in Missouri! Cool, but drizzly short hike. Not many views but some nice foliage!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 4, 2021 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2021

STD route  Sucess!

Walked over from the parking lot during a break in the rain. I didn’t expect the distance to the “highpoint” to be only 0.2 miles from the car! Hiked with Nick, our oldest, during a college visit weekend. Good times!


Chinigo - Jun 13, 2021 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

NIce walk  Sucess!

Easy walk to the summit


PaHiker - Apr 11, 2021 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2020

Pleasant hike, not real busy  Sucess!

Breezy, cold day (around 24F), but not bad for a short hike. They built up the area nicely.


kteichert - Dec 7, 2020 11:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2020

HP #40  Sucess!

Took a little roadtrip for my 40th birthday to snag the 40th state highpoint. You can drive basically to the top of this one. You do get an enjoyable little walk to the actual marker, through a thicket of trees. But the hike to the falls is definitely a must. I thought that it was so fascinating that the quantity of water to make those falls, boils out of the ground, so close to the highest point in the state - year round!! Would love to get an inside few of the mountain and the water system to see where that water comes from.

jabfoster - Nov 10, 2020 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2020

Taum Sauk Mt   Sucess!

Easy hike and nice weather.


vanman798 - Sep 8, 2020 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2020

HP #37  Sucess!

One of the "weaker" US State Highpoints I have been too. I never would have thought I was on a mountain if I hadn't read on Wikipedia that Taum Sauk is a true mountain. It felt like a field. Fortunately the field is forested with many trees providing it with a saving grace. Further down the trail I found Mina Sauk Falls which weren't really running having only trickle flowing.

WIHighPointer - Sep 4, 2020 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2020

HP #7, Taum Sauk Mtn, MO, 3 of 3 today  Sucess!

Beautiful views from Lookout.



Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2020 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2020

Driving to St Louis to see my daughter

Why wouldn't I bag the state high point. Its a pretty place. 1/4 mile hike in a concrete path.


claidheamdanns - Jul 2, 2020 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2020

Taum Sauk HPH  Sucess!

Finally successfully made the summit (last time we had to be rescued by rangers — but that's another story). Did this as a 2-day backpacking trip, so I'm putting the date that we actually reached the summit.

Once again, only 3 made it.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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