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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains320 
2.HancockPilot Knob1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains319 
3.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
4.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland40 
5.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
6.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland  
6.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland  
6.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland  
6.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
6.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  

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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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