Mathews County High Point Trip Report

Date: August 4, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

Mathews County's high point lies on a wooded hill behind some farm fields, just east of the Gloucester county line.

From the intersection of US 17 with VA 14 and VA 3 about 12 miles north of the US 17 bridge over the York River, go generally northeast on 3 and 14 for about 7 miles. Just east of the Gloucester/Mathews county line the routes split. Turn left (north) on 3 and go about a mile, where there will be a cemetery on the left (west) side of the road. I found it convenient to park here on the north side of the cemetery. You may want to continue north on 3 to get an overview of the hill to the west and to see if you might find a better way back to it.

From the cemetery I bushwhacked through a tree line and then along the edge of a farm field. At the northwest corner of the field I entered the woods and bushwhacked generally northward until the high ground was reached. Long pants are recommended because of some briars. The woods are not posted.