Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri - Hiking

Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri - Hiking





Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

3 KM

Elevation gain

21 meters

What are the activities at Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri?

Taum Sauk Mountain /ˈtɔːm ˈsɔːk/ in the Saint Francois Mountains is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Missouri at 1,772 feet (540 m). The topography of Taum Sauk is that of a somewhat flat ridge rather than a peak. While not as impressive at 1,772 feet (540 m) as some other peaks, Taum Sauk and the St. Francois range are true mountains, being the result of a volcanic orogeny. Whereas vertical relief in the rest of the Ozarks region is the result of erosion of sedimentary strata, the St. Francois are an ancient Precambrian igneous uplift 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. The peaks of the St. Francois range existed as islands in the shallow seaway throughout most of the Paleozoic Era as the sandstones, limestones, and shales typical of the Ozarks were deposited. Weathering and erosion of these ancient peaks provided the clastic sediments of the surrounding rock layers. Taum Sauk is said to be named for a Piankeshaw chief named Sauk-Ton-Qua. Though Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest mountain in Missouri, it is not the most prominent. Taum Sauk rises 522 feet (159 m) from an already elevated base. Mudlick Mountain rises 693 feet (211 m) from a lower base to an elevation of 1,313 feet (400 m).Black Mountain, in Madison County, has the highest rise in elevation in Missouri. From its base, along the St. Francis River (540 feet above sea level) to its summit (1,502 feet above sea level), Black Mountain rises just under 1,000 feet in elevation from the valley below.

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
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Coordinates
37.571301 -90.729144

What are the coordinates and address of Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri?

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What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

James Kirby
James Kirby
Pretty cool place.You will love for sure! :-)
8 years ago
Hellen Moir
Hellen Moir
I have lot of funny there.
7 years ago
Joanna Fields
Joanna Fields
I love this place
7 years ago
Genny Bender
Genny Bender
Gorgeous! :)
7 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri?

20.72 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No