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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland40
2.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland0
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland0
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains150
5.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains240
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains330
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains142
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland20
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160
21.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
23.HancockPilot Knob1454Mississippi-Missouri River Plains326
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains255
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains141
25.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
29.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
33.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains94
34.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains145
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
42.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
42.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains23
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
58.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
64.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
65.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
70.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
70.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
77.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
77.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
84.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains153
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
92.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
98.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120

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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 Iowa, 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 1998 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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