Hoosier Hill Indiana:
The Indiana Highpoint was really easy to get to, only a few minutes off of I-70. There are a few small turns but nothing crazy. Here are directions to the highpoint courtesy of Summitpost.org, however I just plugged "Hoosier Hill" into the GPS on my IPhone and it brought me right there.
Hoosier Hill is about a mile from the Ohio border. From Indianapolis, Indiana take I-70 East until you get to Richmond, Indiana. Take route 227 North up to Franklin Township. Go about 10 miles, and then take a left on Bethel Road, follow it for about a mile, and then take a right on Elliot Road, and head north for almost a mile. There is the short trail to the top that is well marked.
|Hoosier Hill Signpost|
The highpoint is found on a small rise just off the side of a farmers field in a small wooded area. To help you find it there is a really convenient green sign posted right at the corner of the field.
|Me atop the "Summit" of Hoosier Hill|
|Highpointing information located |
in the mailbox
|Engraved stone marker marking the India|
Campbell Hill Ohio:
The next stop along the way was the Ohio State highpoint of Campbell Hill. This highpoint was another drive up and was located on the Campus of a school. The bonus was that it was only about a two hour drive from Hoosier hill so they were both easily completed in the same day. The only problem I had is that I started the morning in Missouri so I was burning daylight pretty quick and didn't want to get to Campbell hill after dark. When I left the Indiana highpoint it was already 4 PM so I was cutting it close. I pulled into Bellefontaine, Ohio right before 6 PM and I got a little lost trying to find the exact highpoint. I had again plugged Campbell hill into my Iphone and it brought me near the hill but instead to a "Highpoint recycling center". It took me a few minutes to find the campus of the Career Center, but once I found it it was easy to locate the highpoint. Really once you hit the campus all you need to do is head uphill and look for a flagpole, you can't miss it.
This was another one of the "flatland Highpoints" but again despite being an unremarkable hill the town had done a pretty good job of celebrating the distinction as the state highpoint with a nice memorial to the fact. There is a flagpole, a signpost and the US Army Corps of Engineers survey marker all prominently displayed. Pretty cool if you ask me. Again I didn't stick around long but grabbed a few pictures and kept going on my journey. You can see the sun is on its way down which made photography difficult, but I think the photos actually came out kind of cool. Enjoy!