HOOSIER HILL IS THE HIGHEST NATURAL POINT IN THE US STATE OF INDIANA STANDING AT 383 M (1257 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IT IS LOCATED IN THE RURAL AREA OF WAYNE COUNTY NEXT TO THE BORDER WITH THE STATE OF OHIO.
Hoosier Hill is part of the private property, however, the land owners welcome visitors throughout the year and encourage hiking. The territories around the hill are mostly vast farmlands situated rather far from roads, settlements and infrastructure. The closest community to Hoosier Hill is Franklin Township in the northeastern corner of Wayne County.
The actual high point is not easy to find, since the area is predominantly flat, and only a sign on a cairn of field stones and a picnic table mark the state’s highest elevation. That’s why no special skills or equipment is required to climb the hill. The first documented ascent took place in 1936 when Arthur H. Marshall completed his famous highpointing challenge at Hoosier Hill and became the first person to ever climb all of the highest points in every state of the country.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN INDIANA:
- Hoosier Hill - 383 m (1257 ft), in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Indiana, the United States.
- Hells Point - 333 m (1093 ft), in Steuben County, Indiana, the United States.
- Sand Hill - 327 m (1073 ft), in Noble County, Indiana, the United States.
- Weed Patch Hill - 322 m (1056 ft), in Brown County, Indiana, the United States.
- Diamond Hill - 317 m (1040 ft), in Noble County, Indiana, the United States.
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