Genesee County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: August 14, 2008
Author: John Hasch

I would not have attempted this one had it not been so close to Foley Ridge [Livingston County highpoint]. However, they are only about 5 miles apart so all visitors to one should plan to do these two in tandem. Previous directions will get you there.

The highest area near the road is right at the county line in my opinion. Near the sign that proclaims Fenton, MI are three large, old oak trees that line the road as you approach the school parking lot. The high ground is west of the westernmost tree, between it and the sign.

There are high spots near the sidewalk to the north of the highway. But I believe the highest ground is actually found on the northeast side of the Peach Tree Trail cul-de-sac. You can reach this area, currently undeveloped, by walking the length of the blocked-off street to Peach Tree Trail, turning right and walking to the cul-de-sac perhaps a couple hundred yards away. You can observe the increased elevation as you hike toward the cul-de-sac. My GPS also confirmed that this was the highest ground.