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Hoosier Hill, Indiana - Hiking





Hoosier Hill, Indiana Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

1 KM

Elevation gain

1 meters

What are the activities at Hoosier Hill, Indiana ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Hoosier Hill, Indiana?

Hoosier Hill is the highest natural point in the state of Indiana at 1,257 feet (383 m) above sea level. It is in the rural area of Franklin Township, Wayne County to the northwest of Bethel. The nearest intersection to the high point is Elliot Road and County Line Road. The nearest major landmark is Interstate 70 and Richmond 11 miles (17.5 km) to the south. The Hill sits on private property; the high point sits in a forested area surrounded by farmland. In 2005, an Eagle Scout candidate named Kyle Cummings (Troop 820 from Lakeside Park, Kentucky), in cooperation with the property owner, built a trail, sign and picnic area at the high point. Geologically, the hill sits in the Dearborn Upland, an area of high terrain in southeast Indiana that sits on top of the geologic structure known as the Cincinnati Arch. However, Hoosier Hill is located in a portion of the upland buried underneath glacial debris known as the Tipton Till Plain. As a result, while the average elevation of this upland region is 1100 +/-100 feet above sea level, the topographic relief is gentle where the "hill" is no more than 30 feet higher than the surrounding landscape of gently rolling farmland. While the high topography seen at Brown County State Park, which sits in the Norman Upland in south central Indiana, can be mistaken to be a high point (where relief is 400–500 feet from valley to hilltop), the elevations of hilltops ranges from 800–1050 feet. A.H. Marshall was the first person to successfully climb each U.S. state highpoint. He completed the task in 1936 after standing atop Hoosier Hill.

What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
40.000345 -84.850884

What are the coordinates and address of Hoosier Hill, Indiana?

No information available

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Karena Burkhard
Karena Burkhard
Mission accomplished. It's fab!!
7 years ago
Leo Thomas
Leo Thomas
I have lot of funny there.
8 years ago
Linda Jackson
Linda Jackson
I love this place
7 years ago
Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
Beautifull
8 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Hoosier Hill, Indiana ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Hoosier Hill, Indiana?

0.91 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No