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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
1.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland224Unknown
1.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland230Unknown
1.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520Unknown
1.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90Unknown
1.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310Unknown
1.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters120Unknown
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters290 
1.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters0Unknown
1.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460Unknown
1.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland50Unknown
1.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442Unknown
1.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170Unknown
1.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters140Unknown
1.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190Unknown
1.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81Unknown
1.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133Unknown
1.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50Unknown
1.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50Unknown
1.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280Unknown
1.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120Unknown
1.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150Unknown
1.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300Unknown
1.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
1.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200Unknown
1.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180Unknown
1.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50Unknown
1.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70Unknown
1.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81Unknown
1.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168Unknown
1.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110Unknown
1.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185Unknown
1.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95Unknown
1.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94Unknown
1.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30Unknown
1.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters123Unknown
1.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters13Unknown
1.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
1.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70Unknown
1.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0Unknown
1.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
1.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3Unknown
1.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207Unknown
1.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters163Unknown
1.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3Unknown
1.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33Unknown
1.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters83Unknown
1.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains215Unknown
1.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30Unknown
1.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220Unknown
1.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters170Unknown
1.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10Unknown
1.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters141Unknown
1.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters184Unknown
1.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters30Unknown
1.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10Unknown
1.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0Unknown
1.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110Unknown
72.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13211994-08-10
73.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2202004-07-12
74.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters302004-07-13
74.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1602004-07-13
74.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502004-07-13
74.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland02004-07-13
74.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland102004-07-13
74.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains102004-07-13
74.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains732004-07-13
74.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland12004-07-13
74.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland1602004-07-13
74.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland02004-07-13
74.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland202004-07-13
85.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters32005-09-23
86.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters2102005-09-24
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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