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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Charles Zerphey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 87, or 17.24%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges4041996-07-27
2.NoblesNobles County High Point553Sioux River Upland32004-04-02
3.FaribaultFaribault County High Point440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains642004-04-21
4.RockHardwick Benchmark547Sioux River Upland182004-04-22
4.MartinMartin County High Point431Mississippi-Missouri River Plains82004-04-22
6.FreebornFreeborn County High Point428Mississippi-Missouri River Plains92004-04-24
7.FillmoreFillmore County High Point428Mississippi-Missouri River Plains182015-07-23
7.JacksonJackson County High Point480Sioux River Upland122015-07-23
7.MowerMower County High Point440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains372015-07-23
7.HoustonHouston County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains732015-07-23
11.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point480Sioux River Upland522015-07-24
11.RedwoodRedwood County High Point443Sioux River Upland32015-07-24
11.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point398Sioux River Upland62015-07-24
11.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland02015-07-24
11.MurrayBuffalo Ridge587Sioux River Upland302015-07-24
 BeckerWolf Lake Lookout568Mississippi Headwaters98 
 HubbardHubbard County High Point562Mississippi Headwaters38 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower562Mississippi Headwaters91 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point556Mississippi Headwaters3 
 LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges117 
 ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters207 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland70 
 PipestonePipestone County High Point608Sioux River Upland73 
 Saint LouisPike Mountain596Northern Minnesota Ranges162 
 ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges136 
 LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland8 
 Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland8 
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point498Mississippi Headwaters  
 DouglasBear Knob495Mississippi Headwaters49 
 AitkinQuadna Mountain486Northern Minnesota Ranges94 
 PolkPolk County High Point480Mississippi Headwaters21 
 ClayClay County High Point471Mississippi Headwaters55 
 KoochichingKoochiching County High Point465Mississippi Headwaters46 
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point466Mississippi Headwaters62 
 WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters20 
 ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters26 
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point462Mississippi Headwaters42 
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point456Mississippi Headwaters18 
 PopePope County High Point447Mississippi Headwaters18 
 StearnsStearns County High Point447Mississippi Headwaters88 
 CarltonCarlton County High Point443Wisconsin North Woods38 
 GrantGrant County High Point428Mississippi Headwaters24 
 DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains26 
 OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains51 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point419Mississippi Headwaters37 
 WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains59 
 PinePine County High Point416Wisconsin North Woods31 
 NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters30 
 SteeleSteele County High Point413Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24 
 MeekerMeeker County High Point386Mississippi Headwaters24 
 WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters0 
 WabashaGreenfield Hill381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains43 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point377Mississippi Headwaters2 
 ScottElko Benchmark376Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65 
 WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters51 
 Red LakeRed Lake County High Point370Mississippi Headwaters2 
 Big StoneBig Stone County High Point367Mississippi Headwaters12 
 TraverseLayden Benchmark367Mississippi Headwaters27 
 DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67 
 Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52 
 Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18 
 PenningtonPennington County High Point362Mississippi Headwaters2 
 RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters9 
 McLeodMcLeod County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters21 
 ChisagoChisago County High Point346Mississippi Headwaters70 
 HennepinHennepin County High Point343Mississippi Headwaters55 
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters5 
 IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters45 
 SherburneSherburne County High Point340Mississippi Headwaters27 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters58 
 RamseyRamsey County High Point337Mississippi Headwaters67 
 AnokaAnoka County High Point337Mississippi Headwaters12 
 SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters5 
 KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters0 
 CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters35 
 NicolletNicollet County High Point325Mississippi Headwaters12 
 WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
 GoodhueGoodhue County High Point389Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
 RoseauRoseau County High Point388Mississippi Headwaters5 
 RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
 StevensStevens County High Point389Mississippi Headwaters15 
 KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters56 
 Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland0 
 Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point547Mississippi Headwaters143 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point404Wisconsin North Woods12 
 Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point402Mississippi Headwaters38 
 BentonBenton County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters15 
 SwiftSwift County High Point398Mississippi Headwaters15 

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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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