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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point509Sioux River Upland14 
2.LyonLyon County High Point483Sioux River Upland3 
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point483Sioux River Upland3 
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49 
5.SacSac County High Point479Mississippi-Missouri River Plains78 
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point477Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24 
6.EmmetEmmet County High Point477Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34 
8.CarrollCarroll County High Point475Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99 
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point470Mississippi-Missouri River Plains46 
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
10.IdaIda County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point468Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains59 
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point465Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point457Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34 
18.SiouxSioux County High Point454Sioux River Upland8 
19.ClayClay County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
19.MononaMonona County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52 
21.AdairAdair County High Point450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
22.CassCass County High Point445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
23.HancockPilot Knob443Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #2442Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #3442Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
25.HowardHoward County High Point431Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point428Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point422Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point419Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point418Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
30.UnionUnion County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
32.WorthWorth County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
32.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains47 
34.MillsMills County High Point410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
35.AdamsAdams County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point404Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point401Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34 
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point398Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point396Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
42.WrightWright County High Point395Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
42.FremontFremont County High Point395Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34 
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains44 
47.MadisonMadison County High Point386Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
49.FayetteFayette County High Point384Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
50.BooneBoone County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains53 
50.PagePage County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point379Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
54.GreeneGreene County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
54.WebsterWebster County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point373Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
57.HardinHardin County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
58.DelawareDelaware County High Point370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24 
59.FloydFloyd County High Point369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point367Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
61.BremerBremer County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
61.StoryStory County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
64.ButlerButler County High Point352Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
65.DallasDallas County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
68.JacksonJackson County High Point347Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
69.WayneWayne County High Point341Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
70.WarrenWarren County High Point338Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
71.LinnLinn County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
71.LucasLucas County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
73.JonesJones County High Point332Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32 
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
74.TamaTama County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains17 
76.BentonNelson Benchmark320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32 
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point319Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
78.JasperJasper County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
78.PolkPolk County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point314Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point312Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
82.MarionMarion County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
83.DavisDavis County High Point305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
84.CedarCedar County High Point294Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
85.ClintonClinton County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains23 
85.IowaIowa County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
87.WapelloWapello County High Point283Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point274Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point258Mississippi-Missouri River Plains48 
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point255Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
93.ScottScott County High Point253Mississippi-Missouri River Plains17 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point248Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark247Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32 
98.HenryHenry County High Point245Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
99.LeeLee County High Point238Mississippi-Missouri River Plains38 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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