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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland40540
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland027
2.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland029
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15034
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33025
5.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24012
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10015
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7010
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14220
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains205
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1205
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2012
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1206
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1806
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains023
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1206
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1005
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland208
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16015
21.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains613
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4017
23.HancockPilot Knob1454Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32662
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains806
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2552
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1412
25.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5010
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains013
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains024
29.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains06
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 5
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains607
33.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains947
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14526
34.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3019
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2010
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4019
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10510
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains256
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
42.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains809
42.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1005
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains14010
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains225
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2011
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1606
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains17011
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains509
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1105
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains235
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains406
58.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7012
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains307
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
64.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains014
65.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6012
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains607
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains406
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains408
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains208
70.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains406
70.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains59
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1007
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains506
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1006
77.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
77.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains305
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains155
84.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains308
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3010
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains706
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains407
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1537
92.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains505
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains16
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains85
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains05
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1006
98.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains607
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1206

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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