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New Jersey County High Points

Showing John Dayton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 21, or 71.43%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands2002001-04-14
2.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8832002-08-31
3.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands1002002-09-06
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands120 
3.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands3002002-09-06
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey3202004-07-05
5.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands602004-07-05
7.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey02005-08-27
8.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands502005-11-20
9.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands5842006-09-30
10.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey1502006-11-27
10.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey1192006-11-27
12.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey102007-01-07
12.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey202007-01-07
12.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey402007-01-07
12.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey102007-01-07
 OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey87 
 EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands349 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands240 
 UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands160 
 WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain420 
 PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands320 
 MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands215 

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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.


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.


     New Jersey County High Points


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