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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges402
2.LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges116
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters206
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland69
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point607Sioux River Upland71
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges158
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge585Sioux River Upland27
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout567Mississippi Headwaters95
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point561Mississippi Headwaters 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower561Mississippi Headwaters89
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point555Mississippi Headwaters 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point552Sioux River Upland 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point546Mississippi Headwaters141
12.RockHardwick Benchmark546Sioux River Upland16
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges135
15.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland6
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland6
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point497Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob494Mississippi Headwaters46
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain485Northern Minnesota Ranges92
20.PolkPolk County High Point479Mississippi Headwaters19
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point479Sioux River Upland49
20.JacksonJackson County High Point479Sioux River Upland10
23.ClayClay County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters51
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters42
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters58
24.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters18
27.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters25
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point460Mississippi Headwaters40
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point454Mississippi Headwaters15
30.PopePope County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters15
30.StearnsStearns County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters85
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point442Wisconsin North Woods37
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point442Sioux River Upland 
34.MowerMower County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains61
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters55
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland1
36.MartinMartin County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16
39.GrantGrant County High Point427Mississippi Headwaters22
42.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point418Mississippi Headwaters34
45.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains56
46.PinePine County High Point415Wisconsin North Woods29
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters29
48.SteeleSteele County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22
49.HoustonHouston County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point402Wisconsin North Woods9
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters38
52.BentonBenton County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters12
53.SwiftSwift County High Point396Mississippi Headwaters12
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point396Sioux River Upland3
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters4
56.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9
56.StevensStevens County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters12
60.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland 
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point384Mississippi Headwaters21
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters 
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains37
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point376Mississippi Headwaters0
65.ScottElko Benchmark375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters50
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters1
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point366Mississippi Headwaters10
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark366Mississippi Headwaters26
70.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point361Mississippi Headwaters1
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters9
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters18
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters67
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters51
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters3
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters43
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters24
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters56
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters64
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters9
84.SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters3
85.KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters 
86.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters33
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point323Mississippi Headwaters9

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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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