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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain270 
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain128 
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands97 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands65 
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands178 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands30 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands36 
7.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands91 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP201Hudson-Jersey Highlands97 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands  
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands  
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands61 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey98 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands18 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands15 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey46 
15.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey  
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey37 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey  
18.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey  
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey  
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey  
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey  

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List Description

New Jersey has a nice variety to its county high points. This list has points in real forested mountains, suburban sprawl, and flat farmland. Passaic and Warren counties are the most serious hikes, with the rest being relatively easy drive-ups or short hikes. Several of these have multiple contours that compete for the high point title, and visting all of them can often be the most time-consuming part of a New Jersey highpointing adventure.

Mike Schwartz of Mendham, NJ has completed this list 13 times as of early 2008.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • A 1960s-vintage New Jersey State Almanac that listed the county high points. Many were incorrect, since the list was based on old maps, but it was the first county high point list I had ever seen anywhere and got me pointed in the right direction.
  • Using the above source and USGS maps, I determined almost all of these points by personal research done prior to 1990.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.

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