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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 87, or 21.84%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13262006-07-01
1.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3852006-07-01
1.ScottElko Benchmark1235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2122006-07-01
1.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2202006-07-01
5.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302011-05-22
6.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1952011-05-24
7.MartinMartin County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains252016-07-16
7.JacksonJackson County High Point1575Sioux River Upland402016-07-16
9.RamseyRamsey County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters2202017-01-19 a
10.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1892017-01-19 b
11.HennepinHennepin County High Point1125Mississippi Headwaters1802017-01-19 c
12.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters1152017-01-20
13.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702017-01-20 b
13.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602017-01-20 b
13.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains352017-01-20 b
16.SteeleSteele County High Point1355Mississippi-Missouri River Plains782017-01-21 a
17.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains152017-01-21 b
18.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302017-01-21 c
18.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2102017-01-21 c
 KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters185 
 Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1 
 PinePine County High Point1365Wisconsin North Woods103 
 NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters99 
 FillmoreFillmore County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 GrantGrant County High Point1405Mississippi Headwaters80 
 DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains86 
 OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1375Mississippi Headwaters120 
 ClayClay County High Point1545Mississippi Headwaters180 
 KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1525Mississippi Headwaters150 
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters205 
 WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters65 
 ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters86 
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1515Mississippi Headwaters138 
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1495Mississippi Headwaters60 
 PopePope County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters60 
 StearnsStearns County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters290 
 CarltonCarlton County High Point1453Wisconsin North Woods126 
 RedwoodRedwood County High Point1455Sioux River Upland10 
 MowerMower County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters678 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland229 
 PipestonePipestone County High Point1995Sioux River Upland240 
 Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges530 
 MurrayBuffalo Ridge1925Sioux River Upland100 
 BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1865Mississippi Headwaters320 
 HubbardHubbard County High Point1845Mississippi Headwaters125 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1845Mississippi Headwaters300 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1825Mississippi Headwaters10 
 NoblesNobles County High Point1815Sioux River Upland10 
 Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1795Mississippi Headwaters470 
 RockHardwick Benchmark1795Sioux River Upland60 
 ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges447 
 LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25 
 Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25 
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point1635Mississippi Headwaters  
 DouglasBear Knob1625Mississippi Headwaters160 
 AitkinQuadna Mountain1595Northern Minnesota Ranges310 
 PolkPolk County High Point1575Mississippi Headwaters70 
 CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1575Sioux River Upland170 
 RoseauRoseau County High Point1273Mississippi Headwaters16 
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters15 
 IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters146 
 SherburneSherburne County High Point1115Mississippi Headwaters90 
 NicolletNicollet County High Point1065Mississippi Headwaters40 
 AnokaAnoka County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters40 
 SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters15 
 KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0 
 HoustonHouston County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains240 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point1325Wisconsin North Woods40 
 Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1318Mississippi Headwaters126 
 BentonBenton County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters50 
 SwiftSwift County High Point1305Mississippi Headwaters50 
 WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1305Sioux River Upland20 
 StevensStevens County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters50 
 BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0 
 MeekerMeeker County High Point1265Mississippi Headwaters80 
 WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0 
 WabashaGreenfield Hill1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1238Mississippi Headwaters6 
 PenningtonPennington County High Point1188Mississippi Headwaters6 
 RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
 McLeodMcLeod County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters70 
 ChisagoChisago County High Point1135Mississippi Headwaters230 
 WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters168 
 Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1213Mississippi Headwaters6 
 Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1205Mississippi Headwaters38 
 TraverseLayden Benchmark1205Mississippi Headwaters88 

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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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