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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands225
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands594
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands120
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands140
7.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands320
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP670Hudson-Jersey Highlands340
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands220
12.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands80
13.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands60
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain893
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain440
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey340
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey160
15.OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey124
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey 
18.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey 
21.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.

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