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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1331
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges390
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters680
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point2000Sioux River Upland 
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1960Northern Minnesota Ranges540
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1930Sioux River Upland 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1870Mississippi Headwaters 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1850Mississippi Headwaters 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1830Mississippi Headwaters 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1820Sioux River Upland 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1800Mississippi Headwaters 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1800Sioux River Upland 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges452
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1640Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob1630Mississippi Headwaters 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1600Northern Minnesota Ranges320
20.PolkPolk County High Point1580Mississippi Headwaters 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 
23.ClayClay County High Point1550Mississippi Headwaters 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters 
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters 
26.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1500Mississippi Headwaters 
30.PopePope County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1460Sioux River Upland 
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1455Wisconsin North Woods130
34.MowerMower County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
37.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
37.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
37.GrantGrant County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters 
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
43.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1380Mississippi Headwaters 
45.PinePine County High Point1370Wisconsin North Woods110
46.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
47.HoustonHouston County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
49.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1330Wisconsin North Woods 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters 
51.BentonBenton County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1310Sioux River Upland 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1280Mississippi Headwaters 
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters 
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
59.MeekerMeeker County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters 
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland 
62.WabashaGreenfield Hill1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
63.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1240Mississippi Headwaters 
64.ScottElko Benchmark1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1215Mississippi Headwaters 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1210Mississippi Headwaters 
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
72.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1190Mississippi Headwaters 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1150Mississippi Headwaters 
75.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters 
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 
78.SherburneSherburne County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters 
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters 
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters 
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters 
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1070Mississippi 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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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