Easy County Highpoints by State (N-Z) *

* 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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Nebraska Hitchcock big flat HP area bounded by road on one side
Kearney on road near county corner
Kimball Constable Mtn walk on ranch land to state highpoint
Phelps "Sewage Pond Hill" a drive-up
Seward on county line road (?)
York on county line road (?)
Nevada (none)
New Hampshire Coos Mt Washington long drive-up on seasonal toll road
Hillsborough Pack Monadnock Mtn seasonal drive-up in State Park
New Jersey Atlantic two areas along railroad, 1000 ft from road
Bergen long, rocky, holey dirt road gets within 0.2 mile of summit
Burlington 0.3 mile uphill from cemetery lot
Camden two spots: at road in subdivision and 0.1 mile walk from cul-de-sac
Gloucester two spots: church and front yard
Hudson two spots: both suburban intersections
Hunterdon by lot in county park and undeveloped lot in subdivision
Middlesex (*) woodland surrounded by houses in subdivision
Morris 150 feet from hp sign in county park
Somerset in woods 150 ft off long residential driveway
Sussex "High Point" drive to state highpoint summit lookout in State Park
Union Gov. Livingston HS and water tower with public access via easement
New Mexico Bernalillo Sandia Crest drive-up in season
Curry drive good dirt road into highest contour, walk around
Lea Andy's cairn near junction of fence lines along paved rd
Quay Drive to 60 acre HP area and wander around
Roosevelt off good dirt road, walk around
Socorro 1/4 mile walk from gate on road during good conditions
New York Bronx (*) rock outcrop near end of street
Chautauqua BM in trailer park is 0.3 mile from road
Chemung 0.2 mile uphill scamper through woods
Cortland Virgil Mtn has ski lift or dirt road gets 0.15 mile away
Genesee walk 0.3 mile from road
Kings at mausoleum in cemetery
Montgomery from Herkimer County side of line, can drive to within 0.2 mile of highest area
New York Manhattan Highpoint off subway stop in Bennett Park
Niagara (*) backyard with permission
Orleans two spots within 0.25 mile of road
Queens two spots: in golf course or along nearby road
Schenectady (*) two areas, both residential: one is hedgerow by road; other is near a house
Schuyler Sugar Hill drive up to fire lookout
Seneca on good dirt road
Suffolk High/Jaynes Hill short walk from nearby parking, other area not too far away
Tioga 0.2 mile walk up rutted road
Tompkins Connecticut Hill drive-up
Warren Gore Mtn on ski lift
Wayne (*) rear of orchard
Westchester gravel road in county park is 100 yards away
Yates (*) two areas in field, 0.1 mile from road
North Carolina Columbus driveups at road intersection and to roadside
Dare Jockey's Ridge largest sand dune on east coast, in State Park
Davie driveup next to cell phone tower
Person driveup to boulder at water tank
Rowan Youngs Mtn drive-up on short passable gravel rd
Stanly Morrow Mtn drive-up in State Park
Swain Clingmans Dome short tourist walk in Tennessee
Yancey Mt Mitchell paved road; short paved walk in State Park to state highpoint
North Dakota Golden Valley Sentinel Butte tourist drive to towers; walk to BM
Walsh beside the road
Ohio Clark (*) walk 0.2 mile up grassy road to tower area
Cuyahoga (*) 1/3 mile north of I-80 on golf course
Licking walk 0.2 mile south on old dirt road to HP area
Logan Campbell Hill state highpoint on a campus
Portage in fields near water tower
Richland Noblet BM is about 10 ft east of the road in mown grass near orchard trees and farm store
Summit sign at highpoint (then second area)
Williams behind home of friendly owner southeast of MI-IN-OH tripoint
Oklahoma Cherokee Beaver Mtn tourist destination in a park (?)
Custer two areas on county line road
Dewey liner, right on the county line road
Harmon at abandoned homestead
Harper liner, right on the county line road
Mayes Rose Lookout Tower drive-up
Washita (*) highpoint near section line road a couple miles off I-40
Oregon Benton Marys Pk paved to near summit; short tourist walk
Harney Steens Mtn walk short gravel road off paved road
Malheur BM Stevenson long seasonal dirt road; short walk to summits
Polk (*) Laurel Mtn drive-up to FAA installation (if gated, walk last mile)
Umatilla Tower Mtn seasonal dirt road to lookout tower
Wheeler Spanish Pk seasonal drive up, dirt roads worsen last 5 miles
Yamhill Trask Mtn dirt road, then walk last 0.25 mile on jeep road
Pennsylvania Bedford Blue Knob drive-up at year-round ski resort
Delaware at road at county line
Franklin Big Mtn drive-up
Fulton Big Mtn drive-up
Philadelphia City city neighborhood
Somerset Mt Davis drive-up to state highpoint
Susquehanna ski lift (seasonal)
Rhode Island Newport Pocasset Hill scramble 100 ft from car
Providence Jerimoth Hill 0.1 mile stroll on open dates
South Carolina Abbeville Parsons Mtn walk up gated gravel road to lookout
Anderson (*) in yard of residence
Cherokee Thicketty Mtn short gravel road to fenced radio tower
Chester on grounds of church
Kershaw in front yard of residence
Newberry Little Mtn one lane road to radio towers; up just beyond
Pickens Sassafras Mtn 5 mile gravel road to lot below state highpoint
Spartanburg Bird Mtn in front of summit residence
South Dakota Minnehaha unnamed park on large contour area; short walk to other spot
Tennessee Bradley drive-up to lookout tower
Carroll two spots off paved road in Natchez Trace State Park
Cheatham (*) unfenced yards
Chester Sand Mtn 0.1 mile hike in State Forest
Cumberland Hinch Mtn drive up to FAA towers
Decatur three spots within 100 yards of road
Dickson (*) water tower behind old school
Grundy (*) twp spots: firetower and 150 yards behind summer camp
Hamblen (*) Crockett Ridge
Hamilton (*) Lookout Mtn water tank and front yard
Haywood (*) field next to dirt road
Henderson four roadside spots in Natchez Trace State Park; fifth on gravel rd
Hickman old firetower site at end of short driveway
Lawrence (*) just behind house on paved road
Macon (*) unfenced yard
Madison two roadside areas within 200 yards of each other
Marion (*) spots behind summer camp (see Grundy) and off dirt road
McNairy three spots: firetower; opposite side of road; near a dirt road
Moore two roadside spots
Obion (*) BM by front porch of house by state highway
Perry walk to rise 15 feet from highway
Roane Mt Roosevelt drive-up to lookout tower in State Forest
Sevier Clingmans Dome paved walk from paved road in National Park
Sullivan Holston Highpoint gravel drive up to FAA tower and second spot
Sumner ascend 0.1 mile up hill visible from road
Weakley (*) woods by gravel road in state conservation area
Texas Aransas unnamed short walk in National Wildlife Refuge
Archer 40 acre HP area, winter wheat, bisected by road
Bailey on road
Carson intersection of two paved state highways
Cass dirt road to summit towers
Denton highpoint on gravel road
Gray highpoint on gravel road
Hemphill highpoint near the road
Hopkins in town of Cumby
Hutchinson highpoint on the road
Moore highpoint on the dirt road
Parmer highpoint on dirt road
Roberts two areas near good dirt road
San Patricio short walk from interstate freeway to fence
Wheeler highpoint near paved road
Wichita quasi-public access to oil facility at top
Utah Iron Brian Head drive to near summit at ski resort
Vermont Bennington Mt Equinox toll road; go beyond summit building
Orleans Jay Pk ski lift to summit
Rutland Killington Pk short trail from top of ski lift
Virginia Albemarle in campground of Shenandoah National Park
Alexandria City in or near Episcopal High School athletic fields
Arlington Minor Hill hill crests in a front yard
Bath Paddy Knob long gravel drive-up
Charlottesville City on road at county line
Fairfax City water tower behind furniture store
Fairfax County alley behind insurance agency
Falls Church City (*) backyard on or near city line
Louisa front yard
Manassas City residential street near home for elderly
Manassas Park City water tower road behind 7-11 store
Prince Edward
Prince William short walk from dirt roads
Roanoke City Mill Mtn star at summit in city park by zoo
Staunton City
Washington Whitetop gravel drive-up; wander near fence
Wise High Knob park just below observation tower and BM
Wythe Comers Rock National Forest observation deck is 100 yards from long gravel road
Washington Asotin gravel and dirt road to within a few feet of the top
Douglas (*) Badger Mtn gravel road to top
Grant tire tracks in sagebrush field; fence-hop to the top
Kitsap (*) gravel road to top, but "No Trespassing" sign
Pacific tricky gravel roads; berm near summit; possible logging closures
San Juan ferry to Orcas Island; paved road to top (all year)
Spokane Mt Spokane paved drive-up except in winter
Wahkiakum gravel road gated from 0.25 to 8 miles from summit
Whitman gravel road gated a few feet below summit
West Virginia Marion at roadside monument in northeast corner of county
Monongalia by Sand Springs lookout tower access road
Pendleton Spruce Knob long gravel road; short walk to state highpoint
Taylor 0.3 mile walk
Wisconsin Bayfield Mt Telemark hard to find road to summit
Calumet 100 ft off road in field (seasonal)
Crawford meadow near road (no fence)
Dane 100 yards in county park
Forest Sugarbush Hill road to lookout tower on Indian land
Green 50 ft off road in cornfield (seasonal)
Iowa drive up in State Park
Langlade 1/3 mile walk to tower on Georgia-Pacific Company land open to public
Marathon Rib Mtn class 3 summit near road in State Park
Outagamie by a road
Price Timms Hill short walk to state highpoint in public park
Rock short stroll in public park
Shawano (*) backyard
Sheboygan unnamed Parnell Observation Tower - steps from state highway in State Park
Taylor drive-up on short dirt road off county road
Winnebago on road at county line
Wood short walk in county park
Wyoming Crook Cement Ridge 0.2 mile off-trail walk in National Forest from gravel road to lookout
Goshen (*) three areas within 0.5 mile of FAA tower
Weston 0.3 mile off-trail along fenceline from gravel road in National Forest