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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland40509
2.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland029
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland028
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15035
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33026
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10016
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7011
5.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24014
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14221
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1206
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2013
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1207
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1807
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains024
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1207
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1006
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland209
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16015
21.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains614
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4017
23.HancockPilot Knob1454Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32661
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains807
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2552
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1412
25.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5011
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains011
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains014
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains025
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 6
29.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains608
33.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains948
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14527
34.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains208
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2011
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3020
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4020
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10511
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains257
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
42.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8010
42.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1006
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14011
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains226
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2012
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains17012
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1607
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5010
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1106
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains236
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains407
58.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains26
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7013
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains308
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains109
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains011
64.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains015
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains407
65.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6013
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains608
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains409
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains209
70.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains407
70.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains510
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1008
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains507
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains56
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1007
77.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
77.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains306
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains56
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains156
84.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains309
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3011
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains707
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains408
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1538
92.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains506
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains17
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains86
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1007
98.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains608
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1207

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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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