Charles Mound

Charles Mound is the highest point in Illinois. It is a gentle hill located on rolling farmland. The land owners allow public access only on the respective first full weekends of the months of June, July, August, and September.

Charles Mound SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by xpda

15 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Feb 13, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are farm road, and South slope.

Others who’ve summited Charles Mound

  • xpda
  • StoneMan
  • Luckygs
  • jfoster09

Routes Used trails & approaches

60% farm road

40% South slope


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1,235 ft / 376 m


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Illinois, United States

Summited by

  • xpda
  • StoneMan
  • Luckygs
  • srphilip
  • bruceparker
  • ClimbingRandy
  • wbrouhaha
  • louhibbard
  • Stewy
  • jfoster09

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