Jefferson County High Point Trip Report

Date: March 5, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

The highest point in Jefferson County is a hill with a spot elevation of 263 in the northwest corner of the county.

From the intersection of US 19 and US 90 in Monticello, take 19 north about 3 miles to an intersection with FL 142 (Green Rd.). Turn left (west) on 142 and go about 8.5 miles to a dirt cross road. (This will be the last intersection before entering Leon County.) Turn right (north) and go a little more than one mile to where the road bends to the right (northeast). Here the road climbs to a height of land.

Parking is difficult; the road has been newly scraped and the ditches cleaned out and deepened. There was an entrance to a field on the left that looked as if a car could be left there for a short while, although the dirt was a little soft. The land to the right, containing the high hill, is a patchwork of open woods and farm fields.

People attempting this one using a photocopy of the topo would be advised to sketch in the boundaries of the map's green overlay. This proved especially helpful at the summit area in determining exactly where I was. This is a bushwhack of about a half mile each way.