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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 21, or 19.05%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey  
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands1782005-05-15
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey46 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey37 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey  
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey  
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP201Hudson-Jersey Highlands97 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands  
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey  
13.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands15 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands30 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands36 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands61 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands18 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey98 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands65 
15.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey  
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands97 
18.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey  
7.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands91 
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2701986-05-27
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands 2005-05-15
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain1282005-05-13

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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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