Missouri’s highest point and tallest waterfall are at this park

Plan a visit to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park

Are you looking for a neat way to escape to mother nature?  How about a trip to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park in Ironton, Missouri? Why? Well, it’s Missouri’s highest point … no small feat for those familiar with the St. Francois Mountains.

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The Highest Point

Here, you will literally be on top of the state!

Taum Sauk Mountain peaks as Missouri’s highest point. At 1,772 feet above sea level, it towers above the rest.

From the parking area, a short walk along a wheelchair-accessible trail leads to the top.

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The park is nestled within the St. Francois Mountains, creating a beautiful, solitary experience for all.

The Tallest Waterfall

Say hello to Mother Nature along the Mina Sauk Falls Trail.

The 3-mile loop takes you past spectacular views.

In fact, it leads you to the tallest waterfall in the state of Missouri.

(Courtesy: Missouri State Parks)

It drops 132-feet down a series of rocky, volcanic ledges into a crystal clear pool.

TIP: This wet-weather waterfall flows best after a rain.

For hikers, this trail is rather rugged and rocky.

Activities you can enjoy

Activities you can enjoy here include, hiking, backpacking, camping and plenty of spots to picnic.

A series of trails wind through the park’s picturesque setting and provide awesome views of the surrounding countryside.

The park also has a 12-site basic campground, a special use area for non-profit youth organizations, and a picnic area.

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