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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain9032011-06-19
2.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands6042011-10-08
2.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands702011-10-08
2.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands2002011-10-08
5.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands2352012-08-25 a
6.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands3602012-09-17
7.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain4602013-07-14 b
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands3692013-11-10 c
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands2802013-11-10 b
9.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands3402013-11-10 d
 HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands140 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands160 
 BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey170 
 OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey97 
 CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey129 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey30 
 SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey40 
 AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey60 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey30 
 Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey20 
 MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands240 
 MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey360 
 MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands100 

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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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