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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain273
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP491Kittatiny Mountain134
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain454Hudson-Jersey Highlands103
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands68
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands181
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark326Hudson-Jersey Highlands36
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South326Hudson-Jersey Highlands42
7.SomersetMine Mountain265Hudson-Jersey Highlands97
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP204Hudson-Jersey Highlands103
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House204Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP174Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain149Hudson-Jersey Highlands67
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill119South Jersey104
12.MiddlesexSand Hills94Hudson-Jersey Highlands24
13.HudsonHudson County High Point80Hudson-Jersey Highlands17
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount74South Jersey48
15.OceanOcean County High Point71South Jersey 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey38
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point56South Jersey 
18.SalemSalem County High Point50South Jersey 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point47South Jersey 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point44South Jersey 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point19South 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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