Atchison County High Point Trip Report

Date: September 28, 2001
Authors: Bob Martin and Art Tauchen

This county highpoint is nearly a real mountain, and the hike gains almost 300 feet of elevation in a half mile.

On I-29 near the Iowa border, take exit 116 and head east. Follow road B as it turns north and go about a mile to address 14738 on the right. At the large house, ask permission to park in an area north of the driveway and walk east through the yard.

Walk east along the north edge of the neatly kept lawn and on up the valley through weeds and brush. Pass through a large forest of papaw trees. Shortly before reaching the ridge crest, turn left, climb to the ridge top, and head north along the gently sloping ridge. Find the highpoint in an area of small trees among much larger ones.