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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1331 
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges390 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters680 
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point2000Sioux River Upland  
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland  
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1960Northern Minnesota Ranges540 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1930Sioux River Upland  
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1870Mississippi Headwaters  
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1850Mississippi Headwaters  
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1830Mississippi Headwaters  
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1820Sioux River Upland  
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1800Mississippi Headwaters  
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1800Sioux River Upland  
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges452 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1640Mississippi Headwaters  
18.DouglasBear Knob1630Mississippi Headwaters  
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1600Northern Minnesota Ranges320 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1580Mississippi Headwaters  
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1580Sioux River Upland  
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1580Sioux River Upland  
23.ClayClay County High Point1550Mississippi Headwaters  
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters  
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters  
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters  
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1500Mississippi Headwaters  
30.PopePope County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters  
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters  
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1460Sioux River Upland  
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1455Wisconsin North Woods130 
34.MowerMower County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
36.MartinMartin County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
37.GrantGrant County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters  
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters  
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland  
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1380Mississippi Headwaters  
45.PinePine County High Point1370Wisconsin North Woods110 
46.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
47.HoustonHouston County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters  
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1330Wisconsin North Woods  
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters  
51.BentonBenton County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters  
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters  
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1310Sioux River Upland  
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.StevensStevens County High Point1280Mississippi Headwaters  
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters  
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters  
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland  
62.WabashaGreenfield Hill1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
63.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1240Mississippi Headwaters  
64.ScottElko Benchmark1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters  
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1215Mississippi Headwaters  
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters  
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1210Mississippi Headwaters  
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
72.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1190Mississippi Headwaters  
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1150Mississippi Headwaters  
75.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters  
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters  
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters  
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
78.SherburneSherburne County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters  
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters  
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters  
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters  
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters  
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters  
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1070Mississippi Headwaters  

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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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