Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic Winter Ascent Dates only (Help)Show List using Metric Units

New Jersey County High Points

Showing Bob Bolton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 21, or 4.76%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands360 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands235 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands140 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands160 
7.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands340 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands100 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands240 
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands604 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands369 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands280 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands200 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands70 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey360 
15.OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey97 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey170 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey129 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey30 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey60 
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain9032012-05-02 a
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain460 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey20 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey30 
18.SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey40 

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

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


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peaks climbed by Bob Bolton   = Unclimbed peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

Click Here for a Full Screen Map

This page has been served 1004854 times since 2004-11-01.

Copyright © 1987-2018 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service