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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Adam Jantz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 21, or 4.76%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2722011-06-09
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP491Kittatiny Mountain134 
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain454Hudson-Jersey Highlands104 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands69 
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands181 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark326Hudson-Jersey Highlands37 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South326Hudson-Jersey Highlands43 
7.SomersetMine Mountain265Hudson-Jersey Highlands98 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP204Hudson-Jersey Highlands104 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House204Hudson-Jersey Highlands79 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP174Hudson-Jersey Highlands55 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain149Hudson-Jersey Highlands67 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill119South Jersey104 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills94Hudson-Jersey Highlands24 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point81Hudson-Jersey Highlands18 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount75South Jersey49 
15.OceanOcean County High Point72South Jersey28 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey38 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point56South Jersey6 
18.SalemSalem County High Point50South Jersey9 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point47South Jersey15 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point44South Jersey6 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point20South Jersey3 

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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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