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Britton Hill - Florida Highpoint

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Defuniak Springs, Florida

Britton Hill - Florida Highpoint is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Defuniak Springs, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

walking

historic site

At 345 feet above sea level this is the lowest state highpoint in elevation. The state has done a nice job erecting a maintained highpoint pull-off for highpointers in the small town of Lakewood in Florida's western panhandle.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk in the woods. Fun for dogs. Plus it’s Fl high point. Which sounds more exciting than it is.

hiking
6 months ago

1/50 high points done. Let’s get it highpointers!

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6 months ago

Cool little trail. It’s not much but we were there for the high point and walked the trail just for fun. There are benches along the trail and bathrooms near the parking lot.

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10 months ago

Short series of trails thru a well shaded forest of trees. Nothing really special except the few markers that indicate this is the highest point in Florida, which were kind of neat. Free parking, bathrooms, and shaded picnic tables are available.

hiking
11 months ago

They did a good job with the monument! They also have done a good job with the trails. They are short but well kept! Fun hike for the family!

hiking
11 months ago

There are actually three trails. You START at the Highpoint and enter the trailheads from there. afterwards it branches into 3 separate loops (none of which are this specific trail). We did all three for a total of about 2.86K.

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bugs
Mon Jun 10 2019

Like any other trail in Florida, it's just a nature walk. They've kept up with these trails so they're nice. This was a relaxing trail to take at sunrise this morning.

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2019

I have now been to two of the states highest points. This one is awesome because it is the lowest high point in the USA. The trail is maintained well

hiking
Tue Mar 19 2019

For the lowest Highpoint in the country, the park around it is very well done. The surrounding area is well maintained and very clean. The short nature trail around the high point is well marked and a nice touch. Seems like the people who organized the park did the best they could with the resources they had. Four stars just because no reason to really visit here unless you’re high pointing and it is quite out of the way from everything else.

hiking
Sat Jan 26 2019

Great for kids! My children ages 14, 9, and 6 enjoyed it. We are all new to hiking though. It’s a loop and according to the map their are 3 different trails, all under 1 mile. The path was clear.

hiking
Thu Dec 27 2018

nice little loop trail, not a in and out trail and not maintained the best

walking
Sun Jul 23 2017

This really isn't a trail or a hike. It's a park celebrating the highest point in Florida, thus the reason for my visit. Loved checking another high point off the list (and the lowest of all 50 high points), but I don't think I'll be back. A trip you have to make if you want to get all 50 high points :) and a nice little pit stop on the way to the beach!

hiking
Sun Jun 11 2017

There is a short 0.7 mile nature trail that loops around Florida's high point. No perceivable elevation change. Dense understory. Picnic shelters and a small wetland.

hiking
Mon Mar 20 2017

We had been to Ft. Walton Beach so we decided to stop here on the way home. Many signs on roads in the area point you to here. Reaching this high point is a matter of parking your car and walking 20 yds or so to the monument. However, word is to reach the actual Florida high point, you have to go on the trail in the woods to the SW of the picnic shelter.

Thu Mar 10 2016

Worth doing because it is a state high point even though their are buildings in Miami taller than this peak lol. But certainly nothing special. You drive right up to the highest peak, and then their are just a few short trails around the park that you could do to atleast say you hiked the highest peak. As expected, it is our least favorite high point hike yet. But I will say that Florida has done better then some other states and has a nice sign and monument talking about the peak.

Sun May 26 2013

This high point is basically overlooking a field. You cannot tell your even on the highest point but would make a nice stop for a meal or something like that.

hiking
Sat Apr 24 2010

Worth doing because it is a state high point. Not strenuous or long, you actually drive up to the parking lot, the high point is right there and they have a little 1.5 mi. nature walk around it.

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