Campbell Hill, Ohio (1,550'), June 26, 2011.
Mileage: Drive up
Directions to highpoint: (from summitpost.org) Campbell Hill is on state maps near Bellefontaine. From Columbus, take HWY 33 to Bellefontaine (about 40 miles away). Exit HWY 33 at the route 540 exit, take a right, and about a 1/2 mile down the road you will find a school on the right side of the road. You get to the parking area after you see the big career center sign, and then turn right into the school campus. Note: college's gates are locked by 3:30 on Saturdays and all day Sundays (there was a pedestrian gate open when I visited).
I had to be at a conference in Indianapolis and flew in two days early to visit the state high points of Indiana and Ohio (see Indiana report).
The directions above are from Columbus - I drove here from Hoosier Hill, the Indiana highpoint in area of Richmond, Indiana (about a ninety minute drive).
The high point is at the local community college, aptly named the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. It's a tidy campus that's gated (see above for hours). I got there early and found a pedestrian gate open.
|Nice tribute to the state's highpoint.|
I walked the empty campus up the hill to the highpoint. Ohio has done a nice job honoring its high point. There's nice landscaping, benches and a flag pole.
I took a few photos and headed back to Indianapolis for my conference.