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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 5) Prom-M
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Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges406 
2.LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges119 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters207 
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point610Sioux River Upland76 
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland71 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain597Northern Minnesota Ranges165 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge588Sioux River Upland34 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout570Mississippi Headwaters101 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point564Mississippi Headwaters40 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower564Mississippi Headwaters94 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point558Mississippi Headwaters6 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point555Sioux River Upland6 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point549Mississippi Headwaters146 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark549Sioux River Upland21 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges138 
15.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland9 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland9 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point500Mississippi Headwaters  
18.DouglasBear Knob497Mississippi Headwaters52 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain488Northern Minnesota Ranges98 
20.PolkPolk County High Point482Mississippi Headwaters24 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point482Sioux River Upland55 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point482Sioux River Upland15 
23.ClayClay County High Point472Mississippi Headwaters58 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters67 
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point466Mississippi Headwaters49 
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters44 
26.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters21 
28.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters28 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point457Mississippi Headwaters21 
30.PopePope County High Point448Mississippi Headwaters21 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point448Mississippi Headwaters91 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point445Sioux River Upland6 
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point443Wisconsin North Woods40 
34.MowerMower County High Point442Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point442Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67 
36.MartinMartin County High Point433Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
37.GrantGrant County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters27 
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters58 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland0 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains28 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains51 
43.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point421Mississippi Headwaters40 
45.PinePine County High Point418Wisconsin North Woods34 
46.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains62 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
47.HoustonHouston County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains79 
49.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters32 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point405Wisconsin North Woods15 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point402Mississippi Headwaters39 
51.BentonBenton County High Point402Mississippi Headwaters18 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters18 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point399Sioux River Upland9 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
56.StevensStevens County High Point390Mississippi Headwaters18 
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point389Mississippi Headwaters5 
59.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters27 
61.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland0 
62.WabashaGreenfield Hill384Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point384Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
63.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters0 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point378Mississippi Headwaters2 
64.ScottElko Benchmark378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters53 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point370Mississippi Headwaters2 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters13 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark369Mississippi Headwaters28 
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point366Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point366Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
72.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains69 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point363Mississippi Headwaters2 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point351Mississippi Headwaters24 
75.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters9 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters73 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters58 
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters6 
78.SherburneSherburne County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters30 
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters46 
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters70 
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters15 
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters59 
84.SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters6 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters0 
86.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters37 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point326Mississippi Headwaters15 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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