Jackson County High Point Trip Report

Date: August 2002
Author: Ron Tagliapietra

The place at the restrooms now has a no parking sign. However, you will find a large parking area for day use just beyond the restrooms and on the left side of the road.

I then walked back to the well-marked trail head at the restrooms following a gated road. The trail leaves this road at the first junction with a dirt road and is not marked. If you find this route, it is about 0.5 mile to the High Point. Continuing on the gravel road, I soon came to an alternate route following trail #1. This route reaches the old fire tower site at 0.4 mile from the trailhead for trail #2, but at this point you must go right and ignore the signs for trail #1 to the left (toward Pinnacle Peak). It is about 0.2 mile to the right to High Point (where signs do point back the way you came as trail #1). This was clear from the trail map, but would have been quite confusing without it.

It took only 10 minutes to return to the car from the High Point.

If you leave I-65 at Uniontown (exit 41) and drive 11 miles west to IN 39, the state forest is just beyond this junction on IN 250. Do not bother with the access to Jackson-Washington State Forest before the IN 39 junction since it is for horse trails that do not go to the High Point. I departed on this road rather than backtracking to Seymour, which was slow going through many stop lights anyway.