Russell Mountain to Tam Sauk

MODERATE 16 reviews

Russell Mountain to Tam Sauk is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arcadia, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,345 feet Route Type: Loop

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Russell Mountain

3 months ago

trail mostly well marked. a little hard to find the blazes towards the beginning. the falls were awesome since it's rained so much lately. kinda muddy, but again, it's been raining a lot lately.

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4 months ago

This is a typical Missouri trail. Hardwood forest, thousands of small rocks, occasional vistas and other than the falls mostly unremarkable. Trail was clearly marked except the first mile out from the trailhead. Many wet areas especially the mile along the falls. The highest point is not exactly a big deal. Good exercise, secluded, and overall a great day hiking.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this with the boy scouts. Trail has several highlights, the falls, high point in the state, backpack camping. Just a good hike.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The best way to help the Ozark Trail if you notice something amiss is to report it using their tool: http://ozarktrail.com/tripreport.php That said,I hiked this trail from the hwy 21 parking lot through to Taum Sauk one year ago, Jan 2017. I'm about to do it again tomorrow, hoping there are no downed trees but will make do. It's a beautiful winding trail with plenty of elevation change and water features. Bring first aid and flashlights and plenty of warm layers this time of year. Never know if you'll end up stuck out there for a night. Be smart. I remember it to be challenging but totally doable for regular hikers. Definitely gets the heart rate up so anyone with asthma should bring their inhaler. if you're hiking with someone you can do the longer trail that starts at hwy 21 and ends at Taum Sauk, I think it's about 12 miles. One person parks at Taum Sauk to get you back to your car at hwy 21. Enjoy!

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

I went on this trail in October of 2017 with my boyfriend. We started at Hwy 21 and had every intention to backpack to Taum Sauk, Mina Sauk and Devils Tollgate however the trail had different plans. Not even 500 yards in we were attacked by bees in a ground nest. The first 2 miles of the trail were decent with few trees down but then by mile 3 -4 we were forced off trail due to bulldozed sections leaving massive piles of trees across the trail. We climbed over where we could and went around through the woods when we couldn't. At about Mile 4 the trail and all markers disappeared. Debris on the trail or go downhill. No markers to lead the way and the map was too vauge. We camped trail side and left hiked out the next morning. Went to Taum Sauk Trail head and finished our hike. Hopefully the trail is looking better in that section now.

Monday, October 16, 2017

love the trail.

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