To Taum Sauk on the Ozark Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

To Taum Sauk on the Ozark Trail is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arcadia, 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
15.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

Starting on highway 21, this is a quiet and fairly rugged trail.

backpacking
2 months ago

For Missouri this is some great hiking/backpacking. It is rugged, and some decent hills that will get you out of breath. You have access to go to the top of Russell Mt. and Taum Suak Mt. along the way. I went in March, so the waterfalls a mile or so past Taum Sauk were flowing. Slept at a campsite about a 1/8 of a mile away from the falls. Without the leaves on the tree you get to see some pretty cool views along the way. During the summer the views would be much more limited. Devils Tollgate is about another mile down the trail past the falls. Give your self time to hike it, the hills and the rocky trail will slow you down a bit. The Taum Suak section of the Ozark Trail is the best hiking and backpacking in Missouri.

backpacking
7 months ago

Did this trail with the scouts as a backpacking trip. Great part of the state to hike. recommend as an extended backpack trip.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago