Charles Mound - Illinois Highpoint is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Scales Mound, Illinois that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Charles Mound is the highest natural point in Illinois at 1,235 feet above sea level. Please note that it is located on private property. Public access is limited to the first weekend of June, July, August, and September.
Well my wife and my son did this. happened to score 3 high points in about 16 hours. We managed to push my son in his stroller the whole distance although the road was not good for it at all. This trail is only open the first weekend of May-September since it is on private property. There is a couple of lawn chairs we got to enjoy taking in the view, but other than that there isn't a whole lot of anything up here to see at all.
The trailhead is abit hard to find and this is officially open only certain days of the year. It is an easy hike and be careful too stay on the trail, as it is all private land around the trial