Britton Hill Climber's Log

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WIHighPointer - Mar 7, 2021 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2021

HP #24, Britton Hill, FL  Sucess!

Swung through Florida to summit Britton Hill. After the grueling 50 foot walk from the parking lot, in a light rain, success! The first Highpoint for me with parking and a functioning bathroom next to it.

Socorro

Socorro - Feb 10, 2021 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2021

#7 state high point  Sucess!

It was a nice, foggy day. Arrived to find the park was getting manicured by some state prisoners. Awkward. Visited the monument and moved along.

Geo412

Geo412 - Jan 20, 2021 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2021

6th peak - simplest of all  Sucess!

Me, my wife Leah and friends Dave and Kat from Savannah completed this peak...actually drive to it and got out of our car! We did hike the trail. Very nice trail...weather was great!!!

Greg comrie

Greg comrie - Nov 15, 2020 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2020

Britton Hill  Sucess!

The marker is 20 feet from the parking lot.

vanman798

vanman798 - Sep 8, 2020 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2020

No where at the highpoint could I find anything calling it Britton Hill  Sucess!

Everyone calls it Britton Hill but nothing at the highpoint uses that name. Everything is called Lakewood Park Florida's highest point. #40 for me.


Looking over this map [https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=30.97923,-86.27405&z=15&t=R&marker0=30.98641%2C-86.28152%2Cbritton%20hill%20FL] with Lakewood park marked, one can see the contour lines of Britton Hill. Which has made me realize Lakewood Park is located on Britton Hill (and not vice versa as some write ups allude). And as we all know Lakewood Park contains the granite highpoint marker (monument). Anyways, I found it confusing that highpoint literature calls it Britton Hill and everything at the highpoint calls it Lakewood Park, but this cleared it up for me - so maybe it will help others. Thanks!

I really like the way Wikipedia states it, which coincides with what I learned from the map mentioned above. "The hill is located in northern Walton County near the town of Lakewood, Florida, just off County Road 285 about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Florala, Alabama. A small park called Lakewood Park marks the high point and features a monument, trails, and an information board."

I found the highpointers bench on the hiking trail, but I didn't find anything with the name Britton Hill on it. No USGS marker around either. The big granite marker inscribed "Lakewood Park Florida's Highest Point, Elevation 345 ft" is definitely what everyone is calling Britton Hill though.

I'd also be willing to bet there is a wide area on Britton Hill that is all at 345 feet, I don't think there is just a single point that reaches that elevation. Some claim the granite marker may not be the exact highpoint, but I say there isn't one exact spot, so the spot they picked for the marker being at 345 ft celebrates and marks the highpoint of Florida.

Humpty Dumpty - Aug 24, 2020 11:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2020

Lakewood Park?  Sucess!

Little confused by the signage that says Lakewood Park, not Britton Hill. Also says Lakewood Park on the elevation marker. Didn't find a USGS marker and no Highpointers bench.

On the plus side, ran into a nice Russian couple at the park, and enjoyed the road trip with my wife.

vanman798

vanman798 - Sep 8, 2020 7:35 pm

Re: Lakewood Park?

I found the highpointers bench on the hiking trail, but I didn't find anything with the name Britton Hill on it either. No USGS marker around either. The big granite marker inscribed "Lakewood Park Florida's Highest Point, Elevation 345 ft" is definitely what everyone is calling Britton Hill though.

vanman798

vanman798 - Sep 10, 2020 8:05 am

Re: Lakewood Park?

Looking over this map [https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=30.97923,-86.27405&z=15&t=R&marker0=30.98641%2C-86.28152%2Cbritton%20hill%20FL] with Lakewood park marked, one can see the contour lines of Britton Hill. Which has made me realize Lakewood Park is located on Britton Hill. And as we all know Lakewood Park contains the granite highpoint marker (monument). Anyways, I found it confusing that highpoint literature calls it Britton Hill and everything at the highpoint calls it Lakewood Park, but this cleared it up for me, so maybe it will help you also.

I really like the way Wikipedia states it, which coincides with what I learned from the map mentioned above. "The hill is located in northern Walton County near the town of Lakewood, Florida, just off County Road 285 about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Florala, Alabama. A small park called Lakewood Park marks the high point and features a monument, trails, and an information board."

I'd also be willing to bet there is a wide area on Britton Hill that is all at 345 feet, I don't think there is just a single point that reaches that elevation. Some claim the granite marker may not be the exact highpoint, but I say there isn't one exact spot, so the spot they picked for the marker being at 345 ft celebrates and marks the highpoint of Florida.

Kristalea

Kristalea - Jan 26, 2020 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2019

Lowest Highpoint of the 50  Sucess!

This one deserved a little Summit Fireball for the nice monument and short trails

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

HP #7  Sucess!

Did this one after Alabama, it just felt dirty claiming this as a highpoint

HikerHel - Dec 30, 2019 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2019

Highpoint # 20  Sucess!

Since my company decided to shut down from Dec 25 - Jan 1 and my fiancee (unluckily for him/luckily for me) works retail, I booked a flight South to tackle 2 more highpoints. Britton Hill - check. Next stop is AL.

Odycus

Odycus - Oct 21, 2019 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2019

a heady climb  Sucess!

After driving many, many hours down the spine of Alabama, the trailhead (parking lot) of Lakewood Park was a very welcome sight. The trail was intense, climbing nearly a foot while searching the numerous signs in the park to find the official high point monument, probably 100 ft away from the aforementioned parking lot (and I didn't even bring hydration!). Nonetheless, I did find the monument, though I'm not completely convinced that the ground hasn't subsided, possibly leaving the official spot a bit lower than some of the surrounding ground. It is a nice park though, and after such a long drive, the 1/2 mile + walk through the nature trails curated by the local garden club was indeed pleasant. They do a nice job maintaining the park.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Oct 20, 2019 6:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2019

Highpoint #33  Sucess!

A quiet little park.

manicchick - Aug 24, 2019 7:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2019

Britton Hill - Highpoint #1  Sucess!

Very easy to get to! This will probably be the simplest highpoint.

lostagain_13

lostagain_13 - Aug 14, 2019 9:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2019

My first US State Highpoint  Sucess!

This was the first stop in my journey to summit the 48 contiguous US High Points before I turn 40. My wife and I made a long weekend trip, visiting Tallahassee and other areas in northwest Florida while visiting Britton Hill and checking this first location off my list.

Pro Tip: Beware of cat!

chasesax

chasesax - Aug 12, 2019 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2019

High Point #1  Sucess!

My very first state to "high point". Got confused, was expecting a USGS marker like on mountains, but only the small stone monument denotes it. If you're ever driving I-10, easy detour during a trip

radbb

radbb - Jul 28, 2019 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

Essentially a drive up, perfect day....  Sucess!

This is Florida. I flew into Memphis. I then proceeded on a 1,955-mile road trip through the southern states to bag the highpoints in MO, AR, LA, FL, AL, and MS. Here is FL, highpoint number 21/51 for me and ranked 51/51. This is a drive-up highpoint. There is parking for 25 cars. During the entire time, I was there not one vehicle passed in either direction. The highpoint is well represented. It has clean restrooms and a lovely picnic area with gazebos.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 9:05 am Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2015

HP #8!  Sucess!

Did a Tough Mudder during the day, then drove to this highpoint. Simple park, walk a short distance to the marker. Similar to Hoosier Hill, Indiana.

themnkid

themnkid - Jul 5, 2018 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2018

Quiet Spot  Sucess!

Alone on an early morning. Nothing much to see. Bugs were bad. It doesn't get any "lower" than this.

BaxleyClimber

BaxleyClimber - May 23, 2018 3:41 pm

Hardest mountain I ever climbed...  Sucess!

Another high point

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