Highland County High Point Trip Report

one area on Washburn Hill - spot elevation (1,343 ft)

Date: June 22, 2002
Author: Bob Schwab

Washburn Hill is quite prominent in this area (it looks like a big flat-topped hill) and can be seen from several miles away as you approach. From the intersection of Ohio Routes 41 and 124 (just north of Sinking Spring) head west on Route 124 for 2.1 miles to Carmel Road. Turn right on Carmel Road and head north and west for another 4.1 miles to Millerstown Road (the road will crest on the west side, and then descend to the north side of Washburn Hill). Turn right on Millerstown Road and continue another 0.35 mile to the long driveway on the right to Paul Miller's farm. Drive in and ask for permission to visit Washburn Hill, which has been owned by the Miller family for over 100 years.

Mr. Miller allowed me to hike up the access road that heads south from his barn (keep the gate closed). This access road meanders to the east and eventually follows the power line right-of-way to the top. There is a narrow hayfield on the top, and you'll need to hike to the western end to claim this highpoint. There are no views from the highpoint, but the power line right-of-way offers some pretty good views of the countryside.