Britton Hill - Florida Highpoint

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Paxton, Florida

Britton Hill - Florida Highpoint is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paxton, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and running and is accessible year-round.

Length0.9 miElevation gain16 ftRoute typeOut & back
Wheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyWalkingRunningForestWildlifeHistoric siteNo dogs
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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. Accessibility: Past the historical point, the trail is narrower than three feet and has a natural surface with a thick layer of fallen leaves and sticks that may be hard to navigate with strollers or wheelchairs/mobility equipment. For this reason, only the historical viewpoint is considered wheelchair and stroller friendly. The estimated grade on the loop is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for a 10% section at 0.5 miles on the eastern side of the loop.

Driving Directions: Take I-10 along the Florida panhandle to the Route 331 exit (exit 85) just south of De Funiak Springs. Follow US-331 north for 18 miles until you see a sign for the highpoint. From that sign its another 3 short miles on Highway 285 to the parking lot on the left at the top of a steep hill (steep for Florida) in the road.

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CEASAR Lomnicki
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Brittney Van Winkle
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3 Simple trails, white is the shortest, then red, then blue. The Bathrooms were clean and there were plenty of benches scattered about. There isn’t any variety in the scenery but you have a good chance to see wildlife.

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Chad Love
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After doing Cheaha Mountain in Alabama earlier, I decided to venture down and knock out this state high point since I was only a few hours away. While this high point is underwhelming, it’s still a very nice park with trails to take a nature walk. Saw several birds and squirrels.

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Heron McTague
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George Logue
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Awesome!!!!

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Elahe Boskabadi
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little walk into the woods!

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Gregg L. Friedman MD
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Britton Peak is the easiest summit in all 50 states. You don't need to worry about altitude sickness with a summit elevation of only 345 feet! It is a nice nature trail up to the summit. 5 Stars. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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Kate Elizabeth
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Nice, easy trail! No views, but it was a nice change of pace to do a high point in flip-flops and 80° weather!

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Emily Carter
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Great nature walk with options

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Alex Quinn
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Sabrina Naumanuf
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No dogs are allowed there now.... you need to fix your rules.

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

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

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Jack Hartfelder
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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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Jeff Hamilton
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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.

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Joshua Rayls
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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!

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Phillip Stepka
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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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Kash R
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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.

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Matt Cheves
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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

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Darrel Bibicheff
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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.

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Heather Brown
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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.

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

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Chris O
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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!

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David Prager
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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.

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Bill Peterson
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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.

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RayLynne and Kyle
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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.

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Craig F
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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.

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Sandra Moore
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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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Andrew Reaves
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Sarah Mackenzie
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