Ebright Azimuth (Delaware State Highpoint)


Trip Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
By Ricky Holzer

Hike Information

Rating ★★☆☆☆(2/5)
Overall Difficulty Easy
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 0.1 miles roundtrip
Time 15 minutes
Terrain Mostly flat
Best Seasons All
Family Friendly Yes
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible Yes


Hike Summary

Delaware calls itself the First State, but it's home to the second lowest state highpoint (behind Florida), a mere 448 feet above sea level. Ebright Azimuth, named for its former landowners James and Grant Ebright plus the cartographic term for an angular measurement azimuth, is only 30 minutes from Philadelphia and is the most urban location of any state highpoint.

To reach the summit of Ebright Azimuth, all you have to do is drive to this quiet, suburban neighborhood, park your car, and walk a couple feet to the monument pictured below. As the sign subtly hints, the actual highest elevation in Delaware is an unmarked spot in the mobile home park to the west of here. To discourage people from wandering around private property, the State of Delaware and the Highpointers Club count visiting this sign as the official way to attain the state highpoint.

The sign marking the Delaware highpoint

The sign marking the Delaware highpoint

If you continue south on the sidewalk from the sign above, you'll see a trapezoidal cutout in the concrete with one of the three USGS benchmark disks found on Ebright Azimuth. Much like the actual highest elevation, the other two disks are also located on private property and visiting them is strongly discouraged.
A sidewalk cutout leaving room for the USGS benchmark disk

A sidewalk cutout leaving room for the USGS benchmark disk

There's not much in the way of views here, which shouldn't be a surprise for the second lowest state highpoint. Feel free to wander around in the field pictured below if you need more exercise or feel the need to spend more time here -- this highpoint is anticlimactically easy to achieve, so it feels weird to only stay for the 5 minutes it takes to take a few pictures.
The field behind the marker is free for you to roam

The field behind the marker is free for you to roam

While Ebright Azimuth doesn't have much to offer, it's still a required stop for anyone wanting to visit all 50 state highpoints. If you desire some real Delaware nature, I highly recommend driving down the coast to Cape Henelopen State Park -- it's not very far from here because that's how things are in Delaware. Connect with me using the social media links below and share your adventures!

Important Information

Dogs are allowed on leash. This isn't much of a hike, so anyone of any ability or age can "summit" Ebright Azimuth. You can visit in any season.


From Philadelphia, drive south on Interstate 95 into Delaware. Take the exit for Delaware Highway 92 / Naamans Road. Continue straight, then turn right onto Ebright Road. The monument will be on the left side of the road near the intersection with Ramblewood Drive.

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Parking, Fees, and Facilities

Parking is free! Park on one of the adjacent neighborhood streets. There are no facilities here.

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