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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland45 
2.LyonLyon County High Point1585Sioux River Upland10 
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1585Sioux River Upland10 
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1575Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
5.SacSac County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains255 
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains335 
7.EmmetEmmet County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
7.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains152 
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1535Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195 
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1525Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland25 
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170 
21.AdairAdair County High Point1476Mississippi-Missouri River Plains26 
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
23.HancockPilot Knob1455Mississippi-Missouri River Plains329 
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
25.HowardHoward County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
30.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65 
32.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains155 
34.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99 
35.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1325Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1315Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
42.WrightWright County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
42.FremontFremont County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains145 
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains165 
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains175 
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1245Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains115 
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33 
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
58.DelawareDelaware County High Point1215Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
59.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7 
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1205Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
64.ButlerButler County High Point1155Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
65.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65 
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1110Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
71.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
71.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1045Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
78.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
78.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
84.CedarCedar County High Point965Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains75 
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point845Mississippi-Missouri River Plains158 
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point835Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
93.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
98.HenryHenry County High Point805Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains125 

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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 Iowa, 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 1998 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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