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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 5) Prom-M
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1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain276
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP494Kittatiny Mountain140
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain457Hudson-Jersey Highlands109
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands71
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands184
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark329Hudson-Jersey Highlands42
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South329Hudson-Jersey Highlands48
7.SomersetMine Mountain268Hudson-Jersey Highlands103
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP207Hudson-Jersey Highlands109
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House207Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP177Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain152Hudson-Jersey Highlands73
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill122South Jersey110
12.MiddlesexSand Hills97Hudson-Jersey Highlands30
13.HudsonHudson County High Point82Hudson-Jersey Highlands21
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount76South Jersey52
15.OceanOcean County High Point73South Jersey 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey40
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point58South Jersey 
18.SalemSalem County High Point52South Jersey 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point49South Jersey 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point46South Jersey 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point21South 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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