|Distance||0.5 miles roundtrip|
- Experiencing the lowest state highpoint in the U.S.
- Hiking the nature trail through unexpected pine forest in Florida
Britton Hill in Lakewood Park, Florida is the U.S.'s lowest highpoint at only 345 feet above sea level -- wherever you are right now, it's highly likely you're at a higher elevation. In fact, the closest trailhead or parking area to the summit of every single other state highpoint is at a higher elevation than Britton Hill. Nevertheless, visiting the Florida highpoint is still a worthwhile experience, and just another example of the unique places you'll visit during a quest to highpoint every state.
After parking, all you have to do to summit this highpoint is walk a few feet over to the two markers pictured below.
From the East
From Interstate 10, take the exit for U.S. Highway 331. Follow signs to stay on U.S. Highway 331 as it turns left in Defuniak Springs and then right outside of town. Turn right onto County Highway 285. You will see Lakewood Park on the left side of the road.
From the West
From Interstate 10, take the exit for Florida Highway 285, then turn left. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 90. Turn left onto County Highway 1087/New Harmony Road. Continue straight as County Highway 1087 becomes Florida Highway 2. At the T-intersection, turn right onto County Highway 2, then turn left onto U.S. Highway 331. Turn right onto County Highway 285. You will see Lakewood Park on the left side of the road.
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Parking, Fees, and Facilities
Parking is free! There are flush toilets and a picnic area here.