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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 87, or 52.87%)

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 Upland 2001-05-19
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland 2001-05-19
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges5202000-09-21
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland 2001-05-19
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters 2000-09-18
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-23
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters  
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland 2001-05-19
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters  
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland 2001-05-19
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges4422000-09-19
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 2005-06-01
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 2013-05-23
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges3002001-05-23
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters  
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland 2002-05-31
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland  
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters  
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 2000-09-17
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 2002-05-30
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters  
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters  
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods1202001-05-23
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland 2002-05-31
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters  
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland 2005-06-01
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters  
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters  
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods  
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters 2000-09-17
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters  
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland  
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters 2002-07-03
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland 2001-05-19
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters  
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters  
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-05-21
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters  
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters  
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters 2003-09-30
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-05-21
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2002-05-30
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2002-05-30
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters  
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters  
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters  
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-21
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-21
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-21
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters  
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-22
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters  
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters 2002-07-03
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters  
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters 2001-05-19

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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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