Jackson County High Point Trip Report

Date: November 16, 2001
Author: Bob Schwab

This area is another example of the Knobstone formation, which offers hills and real up and down hiking in an otherwise flat state.

From the intersection of US 50 and Indiana 250 in Brownstown, drive southeast on Route 250 for 2.2 miles to the entrance to the Jackson-Washington State Forest. Turn left and drive up Camp Road for 1.0 mile, passing the main office and a small lake on your right. If you can, pick up a trail map at the office, but be advised that they close at 3:30pm and they aren't open on the weekends. Park near the restrooms just beyond the lake, near campsite #39.

There are two trails that head off into the woods here, but you want to follow trail #2. Trail 2 breaks to the left just after crossing a small stream and ascends over 300 feet (a big deal in Indiana) to a knob they call High Point. When you reach the top, resist plunging into the briars on your left, and continue on the trail to an intersection with trail #1. Go left on trail #1 for about 100 feet and find the 985-foot spot elevation site to the side.