There are many places to visit in East Central Indiana, but only one place that can be called the highest point in Indiana. Hoosier Hill, located 11 miles north of Richmond in northeastern Wayne County, stands an unassuming 1,257 feet (383 m) above sea level. Situated in a small grove trees beside a dairy farm, Indiana’s highest point has been a destination since 1936 when highpointer Arthur H. Marshall completed his quest to visit each state’s highest point and completed his goal in Indiana.
Visiting the Highest Point in Indiana
Hoosier Hill is located on a farm about a mile from the Ohio state line. If visiting from the Indianapolis area, take Interstate 70 to Richmond. Leave the interstate at the US 227 exit and travel north for about 10 miles. You’ll pass the small communities of Middleboro, Whitewater, and Bethel. After you pass Bethel, turn left onto East Randolph Road, and then take the next left onto Elliot Road. Indiana’s Highest Point will be to the west. Turn into the first gravel drive on your right. You’ve reached Hoosier Hill!
If you are visiting from the north, take US 27 South towards Richmond. Just north of Lynn, turn left onto US 36 and then right on S 700 E. You’ll travel through the Randolph County communities of Crete and Arba. Just past Arba, turn left onto E 1100 S. Take the next right onto Elliot Road. Indiana’s Highest Point will be to the west. Turn into the first gravel drive on your right. You’ve reached Hoosier Hill!
At the Top of Indiana
At the “summit” of Hoosier Hill, there is a picnic table, a fire pit, and a mailbox. The mailbox is decorated with stickers from travelers from around the country. Inside is a guest book that shows that visitors from across the country have made the trek out to this remote spot in East Central Indiana. Many are highpointers who try to visit the highest point in all 50 states. Other names come from locals, perhaps looking for a secluded spot to have lunch. On this day Richmond blogger Megan Imhoff visited.
There is a trail in woods surrounding the highpoint that circles through the stand of trees. The land is private property and you are asked to stay on the trail and take out and trash you may bring in.
Other Nearby Destinations
After your visit to Indiana’s Highpoint, you can also visit these nearby attractions and destinations.