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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 21, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8831950
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain4201985
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands3201993-11
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands2151988-04
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands5841992-04-01
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands1001992-11
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands1201992-11
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands3001992-11
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP660Hudson-Jersey Highlands3201993-01
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands 1993-01
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands 1993-01
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands2001992-11
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey3201996-04-28
12.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands601992-11
13.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands501990-09
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey1501996-04
15.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey 1999-02-26
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey1191999-04-25
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey 1999-02-27
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey 1999-03-01
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey 1999-04-25
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey 1999-03-21
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey 1999-02-27

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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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