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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Scott Cockrell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 21, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2691989-07-04
2.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands662008-12-27
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands982009-07-30
4.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain1282009-07-31
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands1782009-12-05
6.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands152009-12-06
7.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey272009-12-07
7.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands302009-12-07
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands372009-12-07
7.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands912009-12-07
7.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands1062009-12-07
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands73 
7.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands492009-12-07
7.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands612009-12-07
7.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey982009-12-07
7.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands182009-12-07
15.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey362009-12-08
15.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey32009-12-08
15.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey62009-12-08
15.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey122009-12-08
15.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey32009-12-08
15.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey02009-12-08
15.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey462009-12-08

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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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