Elevation

1,772 ft / 540 m

#1 in Missouri

#53,003 in United States

Prominence

512 ft / 156 m

#1 in Missouri

#4,131 in United States

Summits

57 summits

#1 in Missouri

#416 in United States

Top climbing months

July   16%

September  13%

January   10%

Most climbed route

Ozark Trail - Hwy 21 TH

Highlights

  • Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest point in Missouri.
  • A somewhat flat ridge rather than a peak.
  • However, Taum Sauk and the St. Francois range are true mountains several times older than the Appalachians. Geologists believe that Taum Sauk and its neighbors may be among the few areas in the US never to have been submerged in ancient seas.
  • Lies in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, a 7,448-acre state park.
  • There is a paved trail to the highpoint marked by a polished granite plaque and a lookout tower with good views.
  • The 33-mile Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail is considered one of the finest trails in Missouri.
7 summits • 0.5 mi • 24 min

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