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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland224
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland230
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters120
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters290
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters0
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland50
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland160
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters140
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland0
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters123
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters13
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters163
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters83
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains215
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters3
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters170
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters141
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters184
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters210
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters30
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters30

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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 Minnesota, 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 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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