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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 87, or 54.02%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland2292001-05-19
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point1995Sioux River Upland2402001-05-19
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1925Sioux River Upland1002001-05-19
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1815Sioux River Upland102001-05-19
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1525Mississippi Headwaters1502000-09-17
27.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1515Mississippi Headwaters138 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters6782000-09-18
48.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters99 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1865Mississippi Headwaters3202000-09-18
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters862001-05-22
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters220 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1125Mississippi Headwaters1802001-05-21
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2202001-05-21
65.ScottElko Benchmark1235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2122001-05-21
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302016-06-16
34.MowerMower County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13261993-06 b5
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3852000-09-21
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges5302000-09-21
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges4472000-09-19
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1595Northern Minnesota Ranges3102001-05-23
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1453Wisconsin North Woods1262001-05-23
45.PinePine County High Point1365Wisconsin North Woods103 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1575Mississippi Headwaters70 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1845Mississippi Headwaters1252001-05-23
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1845Mississippi Headwaters3002001-05-23
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1825Mississippi Headwaters10 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1213Mississippi Headwaters6 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters02002-07-03
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1238Mississippi Headwaters6 
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1273Mississippi Headwaters162002-07-03
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1318Mississippi Headwaters1262000-09-17
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1495Mississippi Headwaters60 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1375Mississippi Headwaters120 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1325Wisconsin North Woods40 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1135Mississippi Headwaters2302001-05-21
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1462001-05-22
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters402001-05-22
52.BentonBenton County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters502001-05-22
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1205Mississippi Headwaters38 
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702002-05-30
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland02001-05-19
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters115 
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters15 
23.ClayClay County High Point1545Mississippi Headwaters180 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1575Sioux River Upland1702002-05-31
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains86 
18.DouglasBear Knob1625Mississippi Headwaters1602003-09-30
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1405Mississippi Headwaters802003-09-30
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains240 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1575Sioux River Upland40 
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters185 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland12005-06-01
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602002-05-30
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters70 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
60.MeekerMeeker County High Point1265Mississippi Headwaters80 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters205 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1065Mississippi Headwaters402001-05-19
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1795Mississippi Headwaters470 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1188Mississippi Headwaters6 
30.PopePope County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters602003-09-30
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1455Sioux River Upland102002-05-31
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1795Sioux River Upland602001-05-19
79.SherburneSherburne County High Point1115Mississippi Headwaters902001-05-22
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters15 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters2902001-05-22
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1355Mississippi-Missouri River Plains78 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters502003-09-30
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1305Mississippi Headwaters50 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1205Mississippi Headwaters882003-09-30
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters652002-05-30
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1892001-05-21
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1305Sioux River Upland20 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters02003-09-30
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters1682001-05-22
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland252005-06-01
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1635Mississippi Headwaters 2013-05-23

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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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