Taum Sauk Mountain State Park contains the highest point in Missouri. With beautiful trails and scenic overlook points, this is a wonderful place to see the splendor of the St. Francois Mountain Region. Climb the outlook tower, or take the 3 mile loop trail past the highest waterfall area. Taum Sauk Mountain is part of the Ozark Trail.

Climb to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and be on top of Missouri – literally. The park’s 7,500 acres include the highest point in the state. Located in the St. Francois Mountains, the park’s hickory forests and rocky glades provide a beautiful, solitary experience for hikers. A series of trails, including a portion of the Ozark Trail, wind through the park’s picturesque setting and provide awesome views of the surrounding countryside. The park also has a 12-site basic campground, a special use area for non-profit youth organizations, and a picnic area.

(located 8 miles south on Hwy 21 from Pilot Knob)