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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
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey462009-12-08
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey 2009-12-08
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands1782009-12-05
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands612009-12-07
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands972009-07-30
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey372009-12-08
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey 2009-12-08
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey982009-12-07
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey 2009-12-08
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey 2009-12-08
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2701989-07-04
13.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands152009-12-06
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain1282009-07-31
7.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands912009-12-07
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands652008-12-27
15.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey 2009-12-07
18.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey 2009-12-08
12.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands182009-12-07
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP201Hudson-Jersey Highlands972009-12-07
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands  
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands 2009-12-07
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands302009-12-07

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List Description

List Description

New Jersey has a nice variety to its county high points. This list has points in both 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.

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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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