Brevard County High Point Trip Report

Date: January 22, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

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.