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Illinois County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (102 out of 102, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1189Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
2.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
3.KaneKane County High Point1065Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
4.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624Unknown
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
6.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
7.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
8.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois Unknown
9.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois Unknown
9.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
11.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
11.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
13.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
14.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois Unknown
16.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
17.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois Unknown
18.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
19.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
20.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois Unknown
21.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0Unknown
21.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
23.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
24.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
24.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
26.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
27.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois Unknown
28.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois Unknown
28.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
30.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois Unknown
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
31.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
31.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
34.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois Unknown
34.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois Unknown
36.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois Unknown
36.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois Unknown
38.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
38.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
38.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois Unknown
41.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
41.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
41.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois Unknown
44.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois Unknown
45.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
45.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
45.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
45.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois Unknown
45.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
50.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
51.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
52.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois Unknown
53.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois Unknown
54.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
55.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
55.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
55.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
58.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois Unknown
59.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois Unknown
60.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
61.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
61.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
63.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois Unknown
64.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
65.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois Unknown
66.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois Unknown
67.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois Unknown
68.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois Unknown
69.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois Unknown
70.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois Unknown
71.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois Unknown
72.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
72.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
74.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
74.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
74.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
77.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois Unknown
78.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois Unknown
79.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois Unknown
80.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois Unknown
81.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois Unknown
82.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois Unknown
83.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois Unknown
84.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
84.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
86.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois Unknown
87.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois Unknown
88.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois Unknown
89.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois Unknown
90.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois Unknown
91.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois Unknown
92.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
94.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois Unknown
95.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
95.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
95.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
98.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois Unknown
99.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0Unknown
100.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains951994-10-22
101.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2003-09-06
102.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois 2003-09-07

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Illinois, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by Andy Martin, David Olson, and John Mitchler.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks and sub-areas provided by John Hasch via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.

 


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