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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab'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 Mountain8831992-10-11
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain4202004-05-09
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands320Unknown
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands215Unknown
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands584Unknown
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands100Unknown
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands120 
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands300Unknown
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP660Hudson-Jersey Highlands320Unknown
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands  
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands Unknown
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands200Unknown
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey320Unknown
12.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands60Unknown
13.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands50Unknown
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey150Unknown
15.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey Unknown
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey119Unknown
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey Unknown
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey Unknown
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey Unknown
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey Unknown
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey Unknown

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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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