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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey 
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands604
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey170
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey129
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP680Hudson-Jersey Highlands360
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands70
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands140
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands160
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands240
12.MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands100
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey360
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands235
15.OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey 
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands360
18.SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey 
7.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain903
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain460

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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.

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