Hampden County Highpoint Trip Report
one spot on Round Top Hill (1,794 ft)
Date: November 25, 2006
Author: Chris Gilsdorf
Previous reports are accurate. The road still has signs indicating closure
during winter months but my dad and I ignored them and parked at the high spot
in the road (after a few moments, I spotted a white blaze).
We bushwhacked straight up the steep southeast side of Round Top, passing the
white blazed quasi-trail once or twice. We reached the top after about 15
minutes and found the highest rock on the highest grassy bump.
We found a BM nearby, as well as a red canister that may have held a register
(I regrettably forgot to look).
There are nice 270-degree views through the trees on a clear day.
We descended mostly on the white-blazed path, breaking from it to head straight
to the car once it was in sight. It's pretty hard to get lost on this one, as
long as you have a map. As an aside, though the dirt road continues to Route 20,
I'd recommend just returning the way you came; the road's rough and doesn't
seem to save any time.
Round trip: 30 minutes.