Jump onto the Mina Sauk Falls trail and you’re on your way to checking off a slew of Missouri bucket list items. You’ll get to see Missouri’s highest mountain, tallest waterfall, deepest valley and oldest rocks. A boardwalk leads you to the trail that’s located near the parking lot.
Once on the trail, you’ll quickly see an offshoot that takes you to the highest peak in Missouri—1,772 feet above sea level. After you’re back on the main trail, you’ll come to an intersection. Go right. This portion of the trail offers scenic views of glades. When you’re almost a mile in, there is a breathtaking overlook you can’t miss. Layers of mountains stretch out in the distance as far as the eye can see. Continue on the trail until you see the sign for Ozark Trail. The top of Mina Sauk Falls is up ahead, but you’ll hit it on the way back so turn right onto the Ozark Trail.