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Taum Sauk - Missouri's Highpoint

A walk-up summit in the St. Francis Mountains of Missouri
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.9 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Located in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park this easy walk-up highpoint is even wheelchair accessible. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park... more »

Tips:  Directions to the state park:
Head south on Route 21 from Arcadia for about 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Highway CC which has a sign... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

There is also parking if you drive up the road which we did eventually to get to the actual high point marker as you can see from the track.

2. Tower

You can climb this tower to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills.

3. Overlook

This is a nice overlook of the surrounding mountains with a sign that names them all.

4. Parking for actual summit marker loop hike

This is a short loop hike you can take through the woods to the usgs summit marker.

5. Taum Sauk State Highpoint

Here you will take an easy stroll through the woods to the highpoint which is clearly marked as such. It is also a nature trail with information signs so check those out too. It's all very well-maintained.