Britton Hill


Britton Hill

Space Mountain isn't Florida's highest peak, though it might claim the title for most expensive! Instead, nestled in the western nook of the Panhandle lies the unassuming Britton Hill. It's the true crowning glory of Florida's topography, albeit the lowest highpoint in the United States. Chances are, where you’re sitting is loftier than Britton Hill. But why trek to this geographical quirk? Well, it's not just any highpoint; it's Florida's highpoint.

Named after a retired postmistress, Britton Hill is the gem of a county park in Paxton, Florida. The highpoint lounges less than 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, flanked by charming, hilly roads near the Alabama border. It's a quaint forested blip, standing 50 feet proud above the surrounding farmland, and bizarrely enough, it's in the Central Time Zone.

Access Point

Navigate to XPP9+G8 Lakewood, Florida.

Fear not; the journey to Britton Hill is easygoing. Cruise along I-10 in the Florida Panhandle, jump off at Route 331 near De Funiak Springs and follow it northward for 20 miles. Keep your eyes peeled for a sign pointing toward Florida’s high point. From there, it’s a short 3-mile jaunt to the parking lot, just shy of the border. Missed the hill? If you find yourself in Alabama, you've gone too far!

As you near the park, you'll tackle a steep hill, a rare Florida experience! At the summit, a sign on the left marks the spot. Park, stretch your legs, and stroll over to the stone marker declaring the highpoint. Fancy a bit more adventure? There's a nature trail beyond beckoning for a leisurely hike.

If you're itching for more nature, keep rolling into Alabama and hang a left on Route 54 towards Florala. Lake Jackson, a bi-state aquatic haven, is less than 3 miles from Britton Hill. It's the perfect spot to reflect on your ascent to the top of Florida.

Recommended Route

None! You'll see the marker from the parking lot.

If you'd like a short walk, follow The White Trail.


Nothing. It's free and open 24 hours, so be nice and don't litter.


What should I bring for my visit to Britton Hill?

Since it's an easy walk, just bring comfortable shoes, a camera to capture your summit victory, and maybe a picnic to enjoy in the surrounding park. Don't forget sunscreen and water--it's still Florida, after all!

Can I bring my dog to Britton Hill?

Yes, dogs are welcome! Just ensure they're on a leash and you clean up after them.

Are there any facilities at Britton Hill?

The park has restrooms and picnic areas. It's a nice spot to relax after claiming your summit.

What's the best time of year to visit Britton Hill?

Britton Hill is a year-round destination, but the cooler months from October to April offer more pleasant weather. Summer visits are fine but be prepared for the heat and humidity.

Is there an entrance fee for Britton Hill?

No, visiting Britton Hill is free! Enjoy the views without opening your wallet.

How long does it take to visit Britton Hill?

The visit can be as short or long as you like. Most people spend about 30 minutes here, enjoying the highpoint and the surrounding nature.

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