Hoosier Hill - Indiana's Highpoint

EASY 3 reviews

Hoosier Hill - Indiana's Highpoint is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fountain City, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

private property

At 1,257 feet in height this hill is an easy state highpoint to grab in Middle America. This highpoint is located in Wayne County, Indiana on the border of Ohio. Because this highpoint is simply a hill you can drive to (very flat) this guide will mostly serve as directions on how to find it. The drive from Indianapolis (the state capital) to the highpoint will take about an hour and a half and will be around 80 miles. Hoosier Hills is on private property and was constructed by Eagle Scouts a long time ago. The "Trail" is accessible by car. More specifically, there is a gravel road next to a corn field. You walk about 30 feet and you're there. Once there, there is a fire pit, a picnic table, two bench seats, a mailbox containing a log book and ink pen to write "Your name here, was here at such and such date", and the Cairn stone marking the highest point in Indiana. There are some small trails leading off in the woods, one to the left which leads to the corn field. One to the front which leads maybe 20 feet back in the woods and another to the right which leads to the one in the center. This is more like something to bring the family to for a picnic or if you just want to say you stood at the highest point in Indiana.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much of a trail, really.
Hoosier Hills is on private property and was constructed by Eagle Scouts a long time ago. The "Trail" is accessible by car. More specifically, there is a gravel road next to a corn field that you park. You walk maybe 10 feet and you're there. Once there, there is a fire pit, a picnic table, two bench seats, a mailbox containing a log book and ink pen to write "Your name here, was here at such and such date", and the Cairn stone marking the highest point in Indiana.
There are some small trails leading off in the woods, one to the left which leads to the corn field. One to the front which leads maybe 20 feet back in the woods and another to the right which leads to the one in the center.
Certainly not a hiking trail of any sort, and since it's private property I am not sure if camping is an option, so do it at your own risk. This is more like something to bring the family to for a picnic or if you just want to say you stood at the highest point in Indiana. Not much else, really.

10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To call this a trail is quite generous. There's a gravel drive off of Eliot Rd north of Bethel Rd. From there, it's about a 50 ft walk up a very small hill into the woods. At the high point, there's a stone marker, a bench, a picnic table, and a mailbox with a log book inside. It's a fun place to visit, especially with kids.