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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321
2.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675
3.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges520
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 

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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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