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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (87 out of 87, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380Unknown
2.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675Unknown
3.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland Unknown
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland Unknown
5.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520Unknown
6.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland Unknown
7.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
8.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
9.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
10.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland Unknown
11.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
11.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland Unknown
13.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442Unknown
14.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland Unknown
14.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland Unknown
16.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
17.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300Unknown
18.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
18.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland Unknown
18.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland Unknown
21.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
22.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
22.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
22.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
25.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
27.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
28.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
28.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
30.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland Unknown
30.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120Unknown
32.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
32.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
34.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland Unknown
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
37.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
40.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
42.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
43.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
44.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95Unknown
45.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
46.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
47.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
48.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods Unknown
49.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
50.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
51.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland Unknown
51.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
53.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
54.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
54.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
58.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland Unknown
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
60.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
61.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
62.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
63.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
64.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
65.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
66.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
66.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
68.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
69.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
69.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
71.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
72.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
73.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
74.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
74.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
76.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
77.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
78.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
79.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
80.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
81.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
82.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
83.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
84.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13211994-08-10
85.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters 2005-09-23
86.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters 2005-09-24
87.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 2012-10-10

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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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