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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain893
2.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands594
3.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain440
4.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands359
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands260
5.PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey340
7.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands320
8.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands225
9.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands220
10.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands180
11.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey160
12.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey124
13.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands120
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands140
14.OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey92
15.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands80
16.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands60
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey50
18.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey30
19.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey20
19.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey20
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey10

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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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