Mina Saulk Falls Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Mina Saulk Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ironton, MO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles 551 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Scenic overlooks, Missouri's tallest waterfall, and the tallest mountain in Missouri. This a fairly easy hike, although the trail is rocky in some areas. The Mina Saulk Falls is at the half way point. This trail also intersects with the Ozark Trail. The trail is well marked. Please note that there are areas that are off-limits due to fragile ecological conditions. These areas are marked by small stop signs.

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hiking
2 months ago

My favorite hike so far. What a amazing place. very rugged but well worth it. Great place for backpacking. Bring a camera

hiking
2 months ago

Very challenging hike with all the large loose rocks throughout the trail. Amazing waterfall with plenty of little pools. Beautiful views of the surrounding area and the geology is off the charts! Will certainly be back for another round.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great trail, lots of climbing with some rugged terrain!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

light rain made for a great hike and waterfall looked amazing

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This trail has every type of terrain. Good hiking boots are definitely recommended. I very much enjoyed this hike.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike...waterfall was running beautifully.

hiking
5 months ago

Rugged but beautiful hike.

5 months ago

No rain in the prior week to have a good waterfall but the hike was what I wanted for Father's Day.

6 months ago

awsome trail

hiking
6 months ago

Great time! Waterfall was going nice and trail was rugged, how I like it, but not too difficult for my 7yr old. Scare from rattlesnake at the end proved to be a highlight that she will not forget.

hiking
6 months ago

Very scenic and pretty.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great hike! I added a stretch of the Ozark Trail after I reached the Falls and rather than immediately continue on the loop I went out to the Devil's Tollgate plus around a half mile. Stopped for lunch near the water. Beautiful day today temps in the high 50s-may have reached 60. Stunning. I would rate this hike in my top 3-4 of all time. Next time I would like to continue on the OT to the Johnson's ShutIns if I can arrange a ride. (mileage reflect just the track to turn around point...actual mileage doubled)

hiking
7 months ago

We loved this trail. I would rate it as a rugged trail, not easy. Hiking boots are a must, rocks can slippery. We hikes right after a rain, so it was quite wet. Trial markers were good until the second half of the trail then you had to kinda look for them. Defiantly recommend doing the whole trial.

7 months ago