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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Opt)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Opt)
Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point509Sioux River Upland15 
2.LyonLyon County High Point485Sioux River Upland  
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point485Sioux River Upland  
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point481Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106 
4.SacSac County High Point481Mississippi-Missouri River Plains82 
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point482Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52 
7.EmmetEmmet County High Point478Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36 
7.CrawfordCrawford County High Point478Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point470Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49 
10.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains64 
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains42 
10.IdaIda County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
10.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains42 
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains42 
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point457Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36 
18.SiouxSioux County High Point454Sioux River Upland9 
19.AdairAdair County High Point453Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14 
20.MononaMonona County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
20.ClayClay County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
22.HancockPilot Knob445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains103 
22.CassCass County High Point445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #2445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #3445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
25.HowardHoward County High Point433Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point424Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
28.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point418Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
30.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point414Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
30.UnionUnion County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
33.WorthWorth County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
34.MillsMills County High Point410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32 
35.AdamsAdams County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
37.FranklinFranklin County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point398Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
41.FremontFremont County High Point396Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36 
41.WrightWright County High Point396Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point396Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains46 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
47.MadisonMadison County High Point386Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
49.FayetteFayette County High Point384Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
50.BooneBoone County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52 
50.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21 
50.PagePage County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
54.GreeneGreene County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains37 
54.WebsterWebster County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point373Mississippi-Missouri River Plains13 
57.DelawareDelaware County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains28 
57.HardinHardin County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
59.FloydFloyd County High Point369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
61.ButlerButler County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
61.StoryStory County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
61.BremerBremer County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
65.DallasDallas County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22 
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16 
68.JacksonJackson County High Point347Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
69.WayneWayne County High Point341Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
69.WarrenWarren County High Point341Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7 
71.LinnLinn County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
71.LucasLucas County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
73.JonesJones County High Point332Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33 
74.TamaTama County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1 
76.BentonNelson Benchmark320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33 
76.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
78.JasperJasper County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
78.PolkPolk County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point314Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point312Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
82.MarionMarion County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
83.DavisDavis County High Point305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
84.CedarCedar County High Point296Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16 
85.ClintonClinton County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
85.IowaIowa County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains13 
87.WapelloWapello County High Point283Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point274Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point259Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point256Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
93.ScottScott County High Point253Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3 
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point248Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark247Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34 
97.HenryHenry County High Point247Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24 
99.LeeLee County High Point238Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 

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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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