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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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 Upland250 
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland234 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1960Northern Minnesota Ranges540 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1930Sioux River Upland110 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1870Mississippi Headwaters330 
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 Headwaters480 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1800Sioux River Upland70 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges452 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland30 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland30 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1640Mississippi Headwaters  
18.DouglasBear Knob1630Mississippi Headwaters170 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1600Northern Minnesota Ranges320 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1580Sioux River Upland180 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1580Mississippi Headwaters80 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1580Sioux River Upland50 
23.ClayClay County High Point1550Mississippi Headwaters190 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters220 
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters160 
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters143 
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters70 
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters91 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1500Mississippi Headwaters70 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters300 
30.PopePope County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters70 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1460Sioux River Upland  
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1455Wisconsin North Woods130 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
34.MowerMower County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters190 
37.GrantGrant County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters90 
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1 
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.HoustonHouston County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains260 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains83 
49.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters104 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1330Wisconsin North Woods50 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters128 
51.BentonBenton County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters60 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters60 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1310Sioux River Upland30 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1280Mississippi Headwaters60 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters18 
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters90 
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland  
62.WabashaGreenfield Hill1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
63.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1240Mississippi Headwaters8 
64.ScottElko Benchmark1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters173 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1215Mississippi Headwaters8 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1210Mississippi Headwaters93 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters43 
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
72.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains225 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1190Mississippi Headwaters8 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1150Mississippi Headwaters80 
75.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters240 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters190 
78.SherburneSherburne County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters100 
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters20 
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters151 
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters230 
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters50 
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters194 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters20 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters120 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1070Mississippi Headwaters50 

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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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