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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters948
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7310
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22010
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods303
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters12316
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters405
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters407
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland1024
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1014
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2016
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters135
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains309
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters407
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland029
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters707
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters024
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1209
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters34
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20733
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters16317
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters38
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters334
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters8310
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21549
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16019
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5017
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters33
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters307
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters606
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters2209
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters17036
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters105
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1419
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters8013
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters18430
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters2106
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters3011
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters109
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters07
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters11013
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters3015
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1321571
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges38049
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters67531
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland22411
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland23016
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges52022
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland9032
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters31017
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters1207
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters29010
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters010
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland040
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters4605
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland5034
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges44215
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland203
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland2010
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 7
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters1504
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges30020
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters608
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland16025
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland3034
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters1703
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1408
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1902
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters603
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters8114
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters1333
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters503
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters505
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters2809
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods12010
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland022
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11011
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20029
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters1807
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland012
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2023
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2025
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5011
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters7020
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8112
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16814
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters11010
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18511
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods955

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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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