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Minnesota County High Points

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 87, or 3.45%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13212002-09-14
2.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675 
3.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges5202002-09-14
4.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460 
5.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442 
6.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380 
7.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310 
8.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300 
9.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280 
10.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland230 
11.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland224 
12.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
12.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220 
14.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains215 
15.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters210 
16.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207 
17.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200 
18.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190 
19.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185 
20.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters184 
21.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180 
22.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170 
22.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters170 
24.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
25.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters163 
26.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland160 
26.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
28.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150 
29.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters141 
30.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters140 
31.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133 
32.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters123 
33.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120 
33.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters120 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters290 
36.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
36.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110 
36.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110 
39.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
40.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94 
41.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90 
42.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters83 
43.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81 
43.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81 
45.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80 
46.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73 
47.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70 
47.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70 
49.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60 
49.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60 
49.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60 
52.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
52.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50 
52.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50 
52.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland50 
52.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
57.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40 
57.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40 
57.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40 
60.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33 
61.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
61.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30 
61.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30 
61.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
61.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters30 
61.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters30 
67.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20 
67.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20 
67.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
67.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
67.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
72.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters13 
73.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10 
73.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
73.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10 
73.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10 
77.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters3 
77.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3 
77.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3 
80.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1 
81.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0 
81.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0 
81.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters0 
81.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0 
81.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland0 
81.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0 
87.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 2002-09-12

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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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