1257, feet above sea level, right on the Ohio border, Indiana a highpoint sign exists in the woods that nobody would ever want t...
1257, feet above sea level, right on the Ohio border, Indiana a highpoint sign exists in the woods that nobody would ever want to think.
Hoosier Hill is the highest point in Indiana that sits in the forested area covered by farmland. The site actually sits on a private property was fenced off and requires visitors to cross the barrier to reach it until Boy Scout Kyle Cummings took the project into his own hands. After taking the permission from the owner, he landscaped and improved the site for his project.
Cummings and all his troop members added a gravel driveway, picnic table, lock box, mailbox on the hill. It is still a private property owned by Kim Goble who pleasantly allows access to her farm area and trees on the way to the geographic landmark.
Geographically, Hoosier Hill is in the Dearborn Upland, an area of high terrain that sits on the top of the geologic structure known as the Cincinnati Arch. The average elevation of this upland is about 1100+ feet above sea level, and the hill is no more than 30 feet higher than surrounding area. A.H. Marshmallow was the first person to climb the final point in 1936. (17.1)
The most dangerous part of the Indiana Hoosier Hill experience is the drive to the hill. Route 227 runs parallel to the Ohio border and leads you to the terrifying roller coaster journey near to the hill. Make sure that you follow the speed rules, your car may attempt some high jumps leading to the harrowing stunts that you can never explain.
The Indiana area has a feel to it and the ups and downs are surrounded by golden farmland wavering in the breeze. Survive and enjoy the rolling hills and a few twists and turns, and you will reach the highest point in the Indiana.
Walk about a mile from the Bethel Road, a small parking lot is marked by a sign on the left. After a 50foot walk from the makeshift parking lot, move into a thicket of the tree to find an even patch of land with an old mailbox and picnic table that holds information cards. Hoosier Hill gets an ‘A’ for its cleanliness and presentations and thanks to a Local Eagle Scout who refurbished the area in 2005.
Basically, Indiana is a flat state, but interestingly the flat states have the highest points, now that you have reached there, enjoy the view and explore the Indiana.
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