Hardin County Highpoint Trip Report

one small area on north county line (880+ ft)

Date: September 24, 2006
Author: Michael Schwartz

I approached from the north. From IL 13, go 7.3 miles south on IL 1 and turn right (west) onto Leamington Road. Go 3.7 miles west and turn left (south) onto Grindstaff Road. Go 2.3 miles south and turn left (south) onto High Knob Road. Go 0.6 mile south and turn left (east) onto Knob Hill Lane. This gravel road is normally passable to the summit but, after recent deluges, required high clearance about 0.4 mile short of the summit. Walk or drive to the summit of High Knob, the Gallatin County highpoint.

As you start downhill from the summit, the road bends right, straightens, then curves left. Just before the left curve, large rocks are on both sides of the road. On the left side, a path of sorts, almost a gully, heads left below a very large flat rock. Clamber onto the rock to your left and wander around. My GPS had the county line passing over the rock, which would make it the liner highpoint and probably the small 880-foot contour shown on the topo at the county line. Higher rocks on the west side of the road are in Gallatin County.