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Minnesota County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321537 
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges38047 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters67531 
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland22411 
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland23015 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges52021 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland9032 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters31016 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters1206 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters2908 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters010 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland040 
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters4605 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland5034 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges44214 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland203 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland2010 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 7 
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters1504 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges30019 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters608 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland16025 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland3034 
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters1703 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1408 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1902 
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters603 
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters8113 
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters1333 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters503 
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters505 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters2808 
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods12010 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland022 
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11011 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20026 
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters1807 
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland012 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2021 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2024 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5011 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters7017 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8110 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16813 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters1109 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18511 
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods955 
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters948 
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains739 
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22010 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods303 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters12316 
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters405 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters407 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland1024 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1012 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2015 
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters135 
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains309 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters407 
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland029 
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters707 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters023 
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1209 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters34 
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20730 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters16315 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters37 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters334 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters8310 
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21542 
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16018 
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5016 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters33 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters307 
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters606 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters2209 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters17032 
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters105 
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1418 
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters8013 
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters18429 
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters2105 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters3010 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters108 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters07 
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters11011 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters3014 

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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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