Brevard County High Point Trip Report
Date: January 22, 2000
The HP of Brevard County is a rather neat little sand ridge that appears to be
entirely natural. It has sizable trees growing on it and has a road that goes over it.
From Exit 77 on I-95, take FL 528 east about 4 miles to US 1.
(This same point can be accessed from Exit 76 by taking FL 524 east, then jumping over
to 528 shortly before the latter's intersection with US 1.) Take US 1 north, going a
round the cloverleaf and passing under FL 528. Take the first right, which is only a
couple of hundred feet north of the on-ramp for 528 west. This is High Point Drive!
(I'm not kidding!) It passes over the ridge crest, but I parked in the Econolodge
parking lot on the right (south) side of the street. I walked across the street
and the parking lot north of the street and entered the woods on the ridge.
I followed the ridge crest as it bent around toward the west; the bushwhacking
is not especially difficult. I wound up overlooking a large sand area just north
of the Amoco station which is north of High Point Dr. So an alternative approach
would be to continue north past High Point Dr. and the gas station and park in the
sandy area and bushwhack due east from there. I couldn't tell where the "true"
HP was, but I stood on all the high areas on the ridge.
There is some erosion being caused by the urban cowboys who drive their pick-ups over
and along the ridge.
This is a hike of about a quarter mile, round trip, with an elevation gain of about 15 feet.
The topo shows a spot elevation of 83 at the summit.
Author: Fred Lobdell