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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (71 out of 87, or 81.61%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland Unknown
2.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland Unknown
3.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland Unknown
4.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
5.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
6.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland Unknown
7.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
7.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland Unknown
9.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442Unknown
10.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland Unknown
10.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland Unknown
12.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
13.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300Unknown
14.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
14.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland Unknown
14.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland Unknown
17.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
18.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
19.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
20.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
20.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
22.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland Unknown
23.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
23.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
25.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
25.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
25.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland Unknown
28.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
28.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
28.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
31.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
32.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
33.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
35.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
36.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
37.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
38.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
38.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland Unknown
40.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
41.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
44.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland Unknown
45.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
46.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
47.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
48.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
50.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
51.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
51.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
53.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
56.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
57.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
58.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
59.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
60.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
61.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
62.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
63.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
64.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
65.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
66.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13212003
67.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3802003
68.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters6752004
69.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
70.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
71.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
 Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters  
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters  
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters  
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters  
 CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters  
 PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods  
 RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters  
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
 RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters  
 SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters  
 KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi 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.


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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