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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland45
2.LyonLyon County High Point1585Sioux River Upland 
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1585Sioux River Upland 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
30.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
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 Plains 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
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 Plains 
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 Plains 
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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