Mina Saulk Falls Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews

Mina Saulk Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ironton, Missouri 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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

I'll have to come back after a rain. I was disappointed in the falls. The rock formations were nice and there is noticeable elevation change that is nice to have. A few nice views too.

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26 days ago

This trail is well worth the hike. Great lookouts along the trail and the waterfall was awesome. Scenery is awesome and waterfall is a great place to chill and enjoy the peace and serenity that a waterfall provides. Many neat spots to sit and enjoy little waterfalls also. A great lightly traveled hike that's worth driving the gravel road to get to.

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1 month ago

Great day for a hike and the scenery didn't disappoint. Loved the stream that leads to the waterfalls so peaceful. Would definitely hike the trail again.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Hiked this loop a couple days ago in perfect conditions. Took the loop, although we saw some people doing this as a out and back and it was great. Beautiful views and the falls was a bonus. Trail was averagely trafficked on a great day to be outdoors and it took us a couple hours to finish this loop. Be sure to spend some time and take in the views at the falls!

1 month ago

We were lucky and got to experience this on a light rainy day. Just beautiful! Great views and an awesome waterfall! The hike was challenging at a few points, but never uncomfortable.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Too much human traffic, couldn't see any of the beautiful sites, kind of ruined the whole trip!!!i I would recommend it with someone for a romantic day, maybe start early in the morning before everyone gets there so not many people are there.

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2 months ago

beautiful after the rain

2 months ago

2 months ago

Make sure you bring lots of water, It takes about 3 hours to do the loop around,also very rocky wear good shoes.

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2 months ago

Great hike - due to the recent rain, the trail was a bit muddy and slick but no major issues. Trail is quite rocky in places but nothing crazy. Worth the drive from St Louis for sure.

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2 months ago