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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Anthony Olivari's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 21, or 42.86%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2692011-06-19
2.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands1782011-10-08
2.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands152011-10-08
2.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands492011-10-08
5.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands662012-08-25 a
6.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands982012-09-17
7.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain1282013-07-14 b
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands1062013-11-10 c
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands732013-11-10 b
9.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands912013-11-10 d
 HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands30 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands37 
 BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey46 
 OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey36 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey3 
 SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey6 
 AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey12 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey3 
 Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey0 
 MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands61 
 MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey98 
 MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands18 

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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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