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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8831214
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain - Warren County High Point1600Kittatiny Mountain42070
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands320160
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands21576
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands58476
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands10045
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands12025
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands30058
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain - Essex County High Point689Hudson-Jersey Highlands34957
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain - Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands24026
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain - Union County High Point560Hudson-Jersey Highlands16058
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands20093
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey32067
12.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands6060
13.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands5078
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey15048
15.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey8740
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey11948
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey1047
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey2034
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey4039
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey1035
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey035

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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.


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


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