Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section

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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.

24.7 miles 3979 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

backpacking
18 days ago

absolutely breathtaking. watch the weather forecast on this one though because some of the creek crossings and the mina sauk falls crossing were a bit of a pain after two days of rain. a good number of blazes are down so keep your map and compass handy

beautiful and brutal. love this hike. point to point talm saulk to jsi.Has water.. great views.. watch your step due the loose rocks.

backpacking
1 month ago

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Really amazing trail with a lot of variety in the landscapes! Easily one of my favorite hikes I've done

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Missouri's most beautiful and scenic day hike.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hiking for all. moderate to a little challenging.