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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 Ranges13311993-06 b5
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3902000-09-21
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters6802000-09-18
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point2000Sioux River Upland2502001-05-19
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland2342001-05-19
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1960Northern Minnesota Ranges5402000-09-21
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1930Sioux River Upland1102001-05-19
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1870Mississippi Headwaters3302000-09-18
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1850Mississippi Headwaters1302001-05-23
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1850Mississippi Headwaters3102001-05-23
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1830Mississippi Headwaters20 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1820Sioux River Upland202001-05-19
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1800Mississippi Headwaters480 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1800Sioux River Upland702001-05-19
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges4522000-09-19
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland30 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland302005-06-01
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1640Mississippi Headwaters 2013-05-23
18.DouglasBear Knob1630Mississippi Headwaters1702003-09-30
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1600Northern Minnesota Ranges3202001-05-23
20.PolkPolk County High Point1580Mississippi Headwaters80 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1580Sioux River Upland1802002-05-31
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1580Sioux River Upland50 
23.ClayClay County High Point1550Mississippi Headwaters190 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters220 
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters1602000-09-17
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters143 
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters702002-05-30
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters912001-05-22
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1500Mississippi Headwaters70 
30.PopePope County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters702003-09-30
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters3002001-05-22
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1460Sioux River Upland202002-05-31
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1455Wisconsin North Woods1302001-05-23
34.MowerMower County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
37.GrantGrant County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters902003-09-30
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters190 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland12005-06-01
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains91 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
43.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1380Mississippi Headwaters130 
45.PinePine County High Point1370Wisconsin North Woods110 
46.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains205 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains83 
47.HoustonHouston County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains260 
49.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters104 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1330Wisconsin North Woods50 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters1282000-09-17
51.BentonBenton County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters602001-05-22
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters60 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1310Sioux River Upland30 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402016-06-16
56.StevensStevens County High Point1280Mississippi Headwaters602003-09-30
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters182002-07-03
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters90 
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland02001-05-19
62.WabashaGreenfield Hill1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
63.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters02003-09-30
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1240Mississippi Headwaters8 
64.ScottElko Benchmark1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2172001-05-21
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters1732001-05-22
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1215Mississippi Headwaters8 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters43 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1210Mississippi Headwaters932003-09-30
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1802002-05-30
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains702002-05-30
72.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2252001-05-21
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1190Mississippi Headwaters8 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1150Mississippi Headwaters80 
75.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters2402001-05-21
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters1902001-05-21
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters20 
78.SherburneSherburne County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters1002001-05-22
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1512001-05-22
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters230 
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters502001-05-22
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1942001-05-21
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters20 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters02002-07-03
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters120 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1070Mississippi Headwaters502001-05-19

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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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