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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland 
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland 
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters 
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters 
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters 
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland 
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters 
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters 
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters 
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters 
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters 
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland 
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters 
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters 
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters 
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters 
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters 
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters 
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters 
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters 
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi 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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