highest points in Florida Sugarloaf Mountain and Green Mountain Scenic Overlook Next Stop Adventures

Located in Lake County, very close to Clermont, we found the most beautiful hills in one of the highest points in Florida!

Contrary to what the majority of people think, in our opinion, not all of Florida is flat land. Which is why we fell in love driving up the hills in Sugarloaf Mountain. Although a short drive, the way up here feels like it might never end, and going down is…. well, let’s just say we won’t be driving around this hill at night. For sure – not.

All in all, the spectacular views at one of the highest points in Florida are definitely a must-see.

highest points in Florida Sugarloaf Mountain and Green Mountain Scenic Overlook Next Stop Adventures
highest points in Florida Sugarloaf Mountain and Green Mountain Scenic Overlook Next Stop Adventures

Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the highest points in Florida with spectacular views

At 321 feet above sea level, it’s the fifth-highest point in Florida and the highest hill outside the Panhandle. Also in the list of the highest points in Florida is Iron Mountain, which we also had the chance to see when we visited the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales.

Regardless, guess which one is our favorite? You got it. Sugarloaf Mountain!

And we love it not only because of the spectacular hills but also because it leads to a very special place.

highest points in Florida Sugarloaf Mountain and Green Mountain Scenic Overlook
highest points in Florida Sugarloaf Mountain and Green Mountain Scenic Overlook Next Stop Adventures

Green Mountain Scenic Overlook

It leads here. This is the place where you will get to experience the most spectacular views at one of the highest points in Florida. Green Mountain Scenic Overlook is one of the newest additions around this area – the overlook opened in 2014.

Once here, you’ll find a pavilion, a trailhead for the Lake Apopka Loop Trail, and an observation tower. The tower rises 132 feet above sea level and it features a boardwalk that leads to the most beautiful views in Central Florida. Because of this, it’s a very special place that we love visiting time and time again.

And if you’ve ever wondered where the highest points in Florida are, you can definitely start by driving up the hills at Sugarloaf Mountain. Furthermore, experiencing the sunset views from the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook.

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lake apopka loop trail hike
lake apopka loop trail

Will you skip this place and miss the views? Or will you add it to your bucket list? Share in the comments! 

Plan your visit

Hours: Open daily, 7 am to 6 pm

Fees: Admission Free

Location: 20700 County Rd 455, Minneola, FL 34715

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  1. I love places like this that are super high compared to the area around them. Sunset from the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook sounds looovely! I love that you can see over the top of all the surrounding trees.

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