Saline County High Point Trip Report

Date: December 9, 2001
Author: Jon Mann

From the town of Herod, head north on Illinois 34. Just beyond the Saline/Pope countyline, turn right (east) on Somerset Road (FR 707). At 0.9 mile, the road curves north, and crosses a bridge. Continue 0.1 mile to a small trailhead area.

Follow the unsigned trail over a small hill, into a ravine, and up a ridge, gaining 140 feet of elevation in 0.6 mile. The narrow trail dead-ends at a wide north/south trending trail. Follow this relatively flat trail north for one mile. Here, a trail joins from the left (west). Take this steep, deeply rutted trail west for 0.2 mile to the summit, gaining 120 - 140 feet along the way. We placed a log teepee at the summit. The summit is wooded, and has limited views, but the hike itself is very nice, wooded hike.