Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section is a 24.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bixby, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
It's hard to understate how great this section is. You have 1.5 billion-year-old mountains, igneous glades, springs, grand vistas, odd rock formations, and a swimming hole complete with natural flumes. If this author could only hike one trail in Missouri, this would be his choice. Please consult The Ozark Trail Association regarding the condition and availability for hiking on this section of The Ozark Trail. Between the resevior breach and the major blow-down there have been some major changes in the last few years.
Really amazing trail with a lot of variety in the landscapes! Easily one of my favorite hikes I've done
Hiked Taum Sauk to Shut-ins. Beautiful Hike. Very rocky typical ozark. If can catch it after a rain the falls are awesome but was bone dry this time. The view about 8 miles in was without a doubt the best so far in Missouri. took us about 8 hours to do the hike.
Rocky trail with some great views and streams. Very nice hike overall, definitely will be back after the leaves start changing and fall.
Very pretty hike. Lots of different scenery along the way.
a challenging hike. We hiked from Taum Sauk mountain to Johnson's Shut-in. It was very rocky most parts of the trail. Beautiful scenery along the trail.
Missouri's most beautiful and scenic day hike.
Did about a 12 mile section of the trail including the falls and Devil's Tollgate last summer. Absolutely beautiful, my favorite hike in Missouri. Definitely try and go shortly after it rains. The ground is a little muddy and a bit slick, but it's the only time the falls run. Absolutely breath taking.
For Missouri this is one of the best if not the best trail in the State. I hiked it earlier this month over 3 days. If you want more info on the trail go to the forum on Ozark Trail website and look at trip reports. I am registered as MoTreks.
This part of the Ozark Trail is the most rustic trail I've ever hiked. At many points, there is no "trail," just occasional green markers on trees to let you know you're going the right way. You'll scramble up and down rock formations and across hills and hollers. I used muscles on this hike I didn't even know I had.
Great hiking for all. moderate to a little challenging.