Hike to the top of 1,702-foot Bell Mountain, one of Missouri's highest points, on the Bell Mountain Trail. This 12-mile round trip passes through the Bell Mountain Wilderness Area, a 9,000-acre pocket of oak-hickory forest and pristine Ozark streams. From the top you'll get an uninterrupted view of the surrounding area, most likely all to yourself. And with a 1,700-foot vertical rise, this hike will put you through your paces.

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Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Trekking and Backpacking
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  • Missouri's Taum Sauk might get the plaudits as the state's highest point at 1,772 feet, but this strenuous hike offers great unimpeded views from its rocky summit, as well as a real taste of unsullied wilderness.

Mark Twain National Forest
c/o Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District, Highway 8 West
Potosi, Missouri 63664

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Telephone Number: 573-438-5427
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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