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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain893
2.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands594
3.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain440
4.PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
4.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP670Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
4.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey340
7.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands320
8.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands225
9.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands220
10.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey160
11.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey124
12.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands120
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands140
13.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands80
14.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands60
15.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
15.OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey 
15.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey 
15.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey 
15.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey 
15.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey 
15.Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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.

Links

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