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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain275
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP494Kittatiny Mountain140
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain457Hudson-Jersey Highlands110
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands72
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands184
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark329Hudson-Jersey Highlands43
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South329Hudson-Jersey Highlands49
7.SomersetMine Mountain268Hudson-Jersey Highlands104
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands112
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House207Hudson-Jersey Highlands85
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP177Hudson-Jersey Highlands61
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain152Hudson-Jersey Highlands73
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill122South Jersey110
12.MiddlesexSand Hills98Hudson-Jersey Highlands30
13.HudsonHudson County High Point82Hudson-Jersey Highlands21
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount76South Jersey52
15.OceanOcean County High Point73South Jersey30
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey39
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point58South Jersey9
18.SalemSalem County High Point52South Jersey12
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point49South Jersey18
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point46South Jersey9
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point21South Jersey6

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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.


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.


     New Jersey County High Points


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