Union County High Point Trip Report

Bald Knob

Date: October 16, 2000
Author: Mike Beavers

The fire tower that Andy Martin mentions in is book is no longer there although the bench mark still is there. The fire tower has been replaced by a giant cross. This thing must be at least 4 or 5 stories high. The day we were there it was cloudy and raining but on a clear day the cross must be visible for several miles.

Directions: Get off of Illinois 127 at Alto Pass. At the junction of 127 and Mulligan Hill Road (?) you will see a forest service sign that says Bald Knob 5 miles. Stay on Mulligan Hill Road (?) until you come to Bald Knob Road. Turn onto Bald Knob Road and drive to the top. Whoever owns the cross may charge an access fee during the certain times of the year but no one was there to collect any money the day we were there.