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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-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland Unknown
2.PipestonePipestone County High Point607Sioux River Upland Unknown
3.MurrayBuffalo Ridge585Sioux River Upland Unknown
4.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout567Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
5.HubbardHubbard County High Point561Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
6.NoblesNobles County High Point552Sioux River Upland Unknown
7.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point546Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
7.RockHardwick Benchmark546Sioux River Upland Unknown
9.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges135Unknown
10.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland Unknown
10.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland Unknown
12.DouglasBear Knob494Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
13.AitkinQuadna Mountain485Northern Minnesota Ranges92Unknown
14.PolkPolk County High Point479Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
14.JacksonJackson County High Point479Sioux River Upland Unknown
14.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point479Sioux River Upland Unknown
17.ClayClay County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
18.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
19.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
20.PopePope County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
20.StearnsStearns County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
22.RedwoodRedwood County High Point442Sioux River Upland Unknown
23.MowerMower County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
23.FaribaultFaribault County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
25.MartinMartin County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
25.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
25.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland Unknown
28.FillmoreFillmore County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
28.GrantGrant County High Point427Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
28.FreebornFreeborn County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
31.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
32.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
33.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
35.SteeleSteele County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
36.HoustonHouston County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
37.BentonBenton County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
38.SwiftSwift County High Point396Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
38.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point396Sioux River Upland Unknown
40.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.StevensStevens County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
41.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
44.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland Unknown
45.MeekerMeeker County High Point384Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
46.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
47.WabashaGreenfield Hill378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
48.ScottElko Benchmark375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
50.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
51.TraverseLayden Benchmark366Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
51.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point366Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
53.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
54.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
56.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
57.McLeodMcLeod County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
58.ChisagoChisago County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
59.HennepinHennepin County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
60.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
61.SherburneSherburne County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
62.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
63.AnokaAnoka County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
64.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
65.NicolletNicollet County High Point323Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
66.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges4022003
67.LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges1162003
68.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters2062004
69.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
70.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
71.PenningtonPennington County High Point361Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
 Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges158 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point555Mississippi Headwaters  
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point497Mississippi Headwaters  
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters  
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point460Mississippi Headwaters  
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point454Mississippi Headwaters  
 CarltonCarlton County High Point442Wisconsin North Woods37 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point418Mississippi Headwaters  
 PinePine County High Point415Wisconsin North Woods29 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point402Wisconsin North Woods  
 RoseauRoseau County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point376Mississippi Headwaters  
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters  
 RamseyRamsey County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters  
 SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters  
 KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi 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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