Taum Sauk Mountain rises to the highest point in Missouri at 1,772 feet. These are short yet, ancient mountains.
Mina Sauk Falls, which can be reached halfway through a 3 mile loop trail, drops 132 feet down rocky ledges. The waterfall wasn't falling, due to dry conditions. I look forward to going back when it is wet.
A portion of Mina Sauk Trail is also the Ozark Trail, which is more than 350 miles long. Eventually it will run from St Louis area to Arkansas, connecting to the Ozark Highland Trail.
This trail was perfect for our family. Even though it is rugged, i was surprised by how well the kids did. On this particular day, we made an impromptu trip south because the weather said so. This summer has been a beauty!