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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 Upland 
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point607Sioux River Upland 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges158
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge585Sioux River Upland 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout567Mississippi Headwaters 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point561Mississippi Headwaters 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point555Mississippi Headwaters 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point552Sioux River Upland 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point546Mississippi Headwaters 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark546Sioux River Upland 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges135
15.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point497Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob494Mississippi Headwaters 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain485Northern Minnesota Ranges92
20.PolkPolk County High Point479Mississippi Headwaters 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point479Sioux River Upland 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point479Sioux River Upland 
23.ClayClay County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters 
24.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters 
27.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters 
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point460Mississippi Headwaters 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point454Mississippi Headwaters 
30.PopePope County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters 
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point442Wisconsin North Woods37
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point442Sioux River Upland 
34.MowerMower County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters 
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland 
36.MartinMartin County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.GrantGrant County High Point427Mississippi Headwaters 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point418Mississippi Headwaters 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
46.PinePine County High Point415Wisconsin North Woods29
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters 
48.SteeleSteele County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
49.HoustonHouston County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point402Wisconsin North Woods 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters 
52.BentonBenton County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point396Mississippi Headwaters 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point396Sioux River Upland 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters 
56.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.StevensStevens County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters 
60.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland 
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point384Mississippi Headwaters 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters 
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point376Mississippi Headwaters 
65.ScottElko Benchmark375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point366Mississippi Headwaters 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark366Mississippi Headwaters 
70.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point361Mississippi Headwaters 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters 
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters 
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters 
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters 
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters 
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters 
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters 
84.SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters 
86.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point323Mississippi 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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