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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 87, or 54.02%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13211993-06 b5
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3802000-09-21
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters6752000-09-18
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland2242001-05-19
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland2302001-05-19
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges5202000-09-21
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland902001-05-19
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters3102000-09-18
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters1202001-05-23
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters2902001-05-23
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters0 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland02001-05-19
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland502001-05-19
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges4422000-09-19
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland202005-06-01
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 2013-05-23
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters1502003-09-30
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges3002001-05-23
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland1602002-05-31
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30 
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1402000-09-17
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190 
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters602002-05-30
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters812001-05-22
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50 
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters502003-09-30
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters2802001-05-22
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods1202001-05-23
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland02002-05-31
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200 
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180 
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland12005-06-01
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters702003-09-30
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185 
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94 
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73 
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters1232000-09-17
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters402001-05-22
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202016-06-16
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters132002-07-03
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters402003-09-30
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland02001-05-19
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters02003-09-30
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3 
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2072001-05-21
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters1632001-05-22
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters832003-09-30
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2152001-05-21
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1602002-05-30
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502002-05-30
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters3 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters2202001-05-21
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters1702001-05-21
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10 
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1412001-05-22
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters802001-05-22
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1842001-05-21
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters210 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters302001-05-22
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters02002-07-03
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters302001-05-19

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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 Minnesota, 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.


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

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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