Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic  Show List using Metric Units

Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1326
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges385
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters678
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point1995Sioux River Upland240
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland229
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges530
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1925Sioux River Upland100
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1865Mississippi Headwaters320
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1845Mississippi Headwaters125
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1845Mississippi Headwaters300
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1825Mississippi Headwaters10
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1815Sioux River Upland10
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1795Mississippi Headwaters470
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1795Sioux River Upland60
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges447
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1635Mississippi Headwaters 
18.DouglasBear Knob1625Mississippi Headwaters160
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1595Northern Minnesota Ranges310
20.PolkPolk County High Point1575Mississippi Headwaters70
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1575Sioux River Upland170
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1575Sioux River Upland40
23.ClayClay County High Point1545Mississippi Headwaters180
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters205
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1525Mississippi Headwaters150
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters65
27.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1515Mississippi Headwaters138
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters86
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1495Mississippi Headwaters60
30.PopePope County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters60
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters290
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1455Sioux River Upland10
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1453Wisconsin North Woods126
34.MowerMower County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210
36.MartinMartin County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters185
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
39.GrantGrant County High Point1405Mississippi Headwaters80
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains86
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1375Mississippi Headwaters120
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195
45.PinePine County High Point1365Wisconsin North Woods103
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1355Mississippi-Missouri River Plains78
48.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters99
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains240
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1325Wisconsin North Woods40
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1318Mississippi Headwaters126
52.BentonBenton County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters50
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1305Mississippi Headwaters50
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1305Sioux River Upland20
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
56.StevensStevens County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters50
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1273Mississippi Headwaters16
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35
60.MeekerMeeker County High Point1265Mississippi Headwaters80
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1238Mississippi Headwaters6
65.ScottElko Benchmark1235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains212
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters168
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1213Mississippi Headwaters6
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1205Mississippi Headwaters38
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1205Mississippi Headwaters88
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1188Mississippi Headwaters6
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters70
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1135Mississippi Headwaters230
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1125Mississippi Headwaters180
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters15
79.SherburneSherburne County High Point1115Mississippi Headwaters90
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters146
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters220
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters40
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters189
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters15
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters115
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1065Mississippi Headwaters40

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

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.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peak with Rank #1 on List;   = Other Peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

Click Here for a Full Screen Map

This page has been served 1402580 times since 2004-11-01.

Copyright © 1987-2018 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service