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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Doug Urban's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 87, or 9.2%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13214562006-07-28
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges380442016-09-04
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters67523 
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland2249 
5.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland23015 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges52019 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90292015-07-24
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters31013 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters1205 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters2905 
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters09 
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0372015-07-24
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters4604 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland5031 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges44212 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland203 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland209 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 5 
18.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters1504 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges30017 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters606 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland160212015-07-24
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland3033 
23.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters1703 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1902 
24.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1407 
24.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters603 
27.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters8111 
28.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters1332 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters502 
30.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters503 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters2808 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland0202015-07-24
32.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods1209 
34.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11011 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20026 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2021 
36.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters1805 
36.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland011 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5011 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters7015 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2025 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains818 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16812 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters1106 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18511 
46.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods954 
47.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters945 
48.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains738 
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 Headwaters12315 
52.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters404 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters404 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10232015-07-24
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains109 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters405 
56.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains308 
56.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters134 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2013 
60.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0262015-07-24
61.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters706 
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters020 
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1209 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1 
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters33 
65.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20726 
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters16313 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters36 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters332 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters837 
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21537 
71.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16017 
71.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5014 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters32 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters306 
75.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters605 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters2208 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters17027 
77.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters104 
79.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1418 
80.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters8012 
81.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters18424 
82.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters3010 
82.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters2105 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters105 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters06 
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters11010 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters3010 

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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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