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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters30
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters141
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland 
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains215
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland160
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters163
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland50
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters170
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters140
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters123
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters83
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland224
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters30
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters3
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland230
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters210
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters13
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters184
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20

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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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