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Watchung Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointHigh Mountain (885 ft/270 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Jersey
Area520 sq mi / 1,347 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent40 mi / 65 km North-South
30 mi / 48 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 45' N; 74° 16' W
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Map of Watchung Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Watchung Mountains.
Hudson-Jersey HighlandsLevel 5 (Parent)
         Western Hudson HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Eastern Hudson HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Jersey HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Ramapo MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Watchung MountainsLevel 6
         PalisadesLevel 6 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Watchung Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.High Mountain885270Watchung Mountains
2.Preakness Mountain862263Watchung Mountains
3.Mount Cecchino750+229+Watchung Mountains
4.First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660+201+Watchung Mountains
5.Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP660+201+Watchung Mountains
6.Eagle Rock Reservation High Point640195Watchung Mountains
7.Second Watchung Mountain600+183+Watchung Mountains
8.Mayapple Hill580+177+Watchung Mountains
9.Garret Mountain Reservation High Point560+171+Watchung Mountains
10.Second Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560+171+Watchung Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Watchung Mountains

First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House
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NY CITY skyline from summit of area 2 (Kips castle Park) (2012-06-23). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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