Titus County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: January 31, 2006
Author: Fred Dale

This county highpoint is within a huge coal strip-mining area. All roads are revised and new. Some of the remediated land is being furnished with improved roads and it appeared that the roads to the county highpoint are soon to be paved. I saw no prohibitive signs but did go through a gate at one point that I suspected might be closed in the evening. I used GPS since my maps didn't serve me and actually 4WD'ed overland a ways. It was on the way out that I figured the easiest road route.

Train fans can enjoy nearby electric railways that serve the mining operation.

At the I-30 Exit #153 (Winfield exit) get onto the south frontage road and go east 0.6 mile to the railroad overpass and turn south. Go 1.6 mile to a new and gated road (presently gravel) on the right. Turn in and go west 1.0 mile. Here, where presently the main road curves left, continue straight west another 0.5 mile. Today you'll see a sign "H-Z" at an intersection with a road to the left. Turn south. Go 1.0 mile. The remnant forest ahead contains the unmined county highpoint, straight ahead another 0.1 mile, into the woods. The pleasant knoll is just up to the right in the oak forest.

GPS-derived coordinates using NAD27 datum (33° 6' 34" N, 95° 7' 25" W)

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