Easy County Highpoints by State (A-M) *

* compiled by County Highpointers Association and edited by Ron Tagliapietra


This is a first draft compilation of easy county highpoints. Some states will have several such easy highpoints while others will have none at all. In no case is the walk over one half-mile one way. Usually "short" means a few yards - but check a topographic chart anyways. Here "easy" refers to easy to drive/ride to; easy to locate the highpoint; easy navigation and easy access. Maps and other standard gear are still recommended.

An asterisk (*) indicates that permission is required or the access policy is unknown.

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Alabama Autauga drive up to water tanks if gate open
Cleburne Cheaha Mtn drive-up to observation tower
on state hp in state park
Dale (*) pasture and residence adjacent to road
Dallas 100 yards up a hill from a main highway
Geneva (*) drive up to a peanut field
(skeptical neighbors and canines)
Lee drive up to site of former
Salem lookout tower
Mobile 50 yards from road (across a fence)
Talladega Horn Mtn drive up on lousy road
Washington drive up to a church
Alaska (none)
Arkansas Benton by road, open area
of a housing development
Carroll 2 HP areas at a road
corner county
Garland Ouachita Knob Forest road to old lookout tower
Nevada 2 spots, 50 and 300 ft off road
to radio facilities
Polk Rich Mtn drive-up to lookout tower
from ridge top road
Pulaski Shinall Mtn paved road to top
Scott Poteau Mtn long, poor gravel road to top
Sebastian Poteau Mtn two-fer (see above)
Sharp (*) front yard of home near main road
Yell Petit Jean Mtn ex-lookout tower near road
Arizona Greenlee short bushwhack off road
Arizona Pima Mt Lemmon May-October drive-up & walk north along fence
Arizona Yavapai Mt Union dirt road to summit;
cars stop last 1/4 mile
California Contra Costa Mt Diablo drive-up to tower in State Park
Marin Mt Tamalpais short walk from end of tourist road
in state park
San Francisco Mt Davidson short walk in city park
Santa Clara Copernicus Pk 0.7 mile walk beyond Lick Observatory
Solano Mt Vaca drive up when gate is open
Adams along road
Arapahoe 100 ft from paved road
Broomfield by road
Denver along road in city
Colorado El Paso Pikes Pk seasonal drive-up on toll road (or cog railway)
Lincoln gravel road along county line
Phillips gravel road along county line
Washington Presidents Hill gravel road along county line
Yuma Yuma Corner gravel road along county line
Connecticut New London Gates Hill drive-up to radio tower
and old cemetary
Windham Snow Hill drive-up (daylight hours) on gravel road
Delaware New Castle Ebright Azimuth marker and tower at state highpoint
Florida Brevard 2 minute walk near I-95
Broward Pine Island county park
Hernando Chinsegut Hill USF Conference Center
(plus second spot)
Levy 1 minute walk from car
Martin Hobe Mtn trail to lookout in State Park
Polk two spots
Volusia (*) backyard of home
Walton Britton Hill roadside monument by state highpoint; walk 30 yards west-southwest
Georgia Clayton grassy knoll by road
Cobb Kennesaw Mtn short walk from lot in National Battlefield
Dade multiple roadside spots
DeKalb Stone Mtn tram to popular tourist summit
Douglas Andy Mtn
Harris Dodwell Knob drive up in public park
Jackson Price Mtn
Stephens Currahee Mtn gravel road to top
(road bad near end)
Towns Brasstown Bald shuttle to visitor center on top
Union Brasstown Bald just below summit
Hawaii Maui Red Hill drive-up summit of Haleakala in National Park
Hawaii Mauna Kea long gravel road to state HP amidst
complex of world-class telescopes
Idaho Canyon Pickles Butte short walk to obvious highpoint
Illinois Champaign
Gallatin High Knob National Forest picnic area
on the highpoint
Hardin very short bushwhack from road
to the Gallatin Co. HP (see above)
Jo Davies Charles Mound private but open to the public
Lake Gander Mtn county park
Pope Williams Hill drive up to radio tower
and second area a short walk
Illinois Union Bald Knob tourist drive-up to Bald Knob Cross
Will pet cemetary near interstate highway
Indiana Wayne Hoosier Hill 100 yards to state highpoint
from paved road
Iowa Butler next to road at abandoned farmstead
Cedar (*) near highway, drive up with permission
Delaware short walk along edge of field
Dickinson knoll, unfenced, uncultivated, next to road
Fayette both area next to US Gov't radome
Hancock Pilot Knob short walk to lookout in State Park
O'Brien 0.1 mile walk into cornfield
Osceola (*) Hawkeye Pt state highpoint at farmer's barn
Wright 1/4 mile walk to wooded knoll
Kansas Cheyenne by gravel road, along county line
Finney short distance south of county road
by field road
Gove by road, off I-70 a mile from Oakley, KS
Grant by roadside
Norton in or adjacent to Norcatur cemetery
Wallace Mt Sunflower drive-up state highpoint
Wichita small area at road corner,
northwest corner of county
Kentucky Barren Love's Knob 0.1 mile gravel road from paved county road
Christian Pilot Rock 125 feet off paved road,
steps in sandstone block
Crittenden paved road to top
(but subdivision being built)
Franklin (*) paved road to house near summit
Harlan (*) Black Mtn drive up to state highpoint
but file waiver
Rockcastle walk gated spur to radio tower
Todd Pilot Rock two-fer (see Christian County)
Union Chalybeate Hills three roadside areas
Louisiana Bienville Parish Driskill Mtn short walkd to state highpoint
(see guidebook)
Claiborne Parish unnamed roadside radio tower north of Old Athens
Franklin Parish 0.2 mile jeep road off paved
county road to old radar site
Webster Parish National Forest, 50 feet from road
in greenbriar thicket
Maine Franklin Sugarloaf tram to summit
Maine Hancock Cadillac Mtn seasonal drive-up in National Park; walk to highest spot
Sagadahoc Whitten Hill drive up in two minutes
from paved county road
Waldo Frye Mtn 0.1 mile hike from parking lot
Maryland Allegany Dans Rock less than 100 yard walk from lot
on paved road in public park
Montgomery school yard
Massachusetts Barnstable (*) step out onto highpoint
with permission
Berkshire Mt Greylock seasonal drive-up to state highpoint
Bristol road within 50 feet of all
three points in public park
Nantucket just off public road
Norfolk Great Blue Hill short off-trail walk to top
Suffolk Bellevue Hill
Worcester Wachusett Mtn seasonal drive-up in state park
Michigan Dickinson short gravel road to former
lookout tower site
Kent short walk from highway to
obvious highpoint (gov't owned?)
Osceola Grove Hill sign for LP HP in public park off paved road
Wayne county park
Minnesota Brown unnamed southwest corner at junction of county line roads; walk 100 ft northeast in cornfield
Clearwater ex-lookout tower, long poor road,
then 0.6 mile hike on old access road
Dakota 100 feet from top of ski lift;
other spot half-way up driveway
Jackson in cornfield 0.1 mile from road
Lac Qui Parle along road/state line
Lake S from highway 1 & E on poor road, walk
0.1 mile N on former lookout access road
Nicollet knoll close by road
Washington city water tank, other highway
department water tank in fence
Mississippi Jasper almost drive-up on short gravel road
Scott Morton BM by overlook in State Park (3/4 mile off Interstate route 20)
Tishomingo Woodall Mtn drive-up to state highpoint
when gate is open
Missouri Crawford by road
Douglas road bisects large highpoint area
Iron Taum Sauk Mtn drive up to state highpoint
with signs in State Park
St Louis 3 areas on opposite corners of
road junction in county park
Scott 3 areas on or near opposite
corners of road junction
Wright by road
Montana Prairie unnamed two rises each within 70 yards of road on opposite sides.