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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Mike Waltz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 21, or 95.24%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8839042008-05-18
2.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey150352008-12-10
2.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey87322008-12-10
2.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey119372008-12-10
5.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey10372008-12-18
6.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey40322009-01-03
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands300482009-01-07
8.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain420602009-01-18
9.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands100382009-02-08
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands120182009-02-08
9.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands200742009-02-08
11.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey20312009-02-14
11.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey10322009-02-14
13.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey0292010-02-23
14.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey320542010-07-09
14.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands60502010-07-09
14.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands160452010-07-09
17.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands215652010-07-16
18.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands584632010-09-14
18.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands50622010-09-14
20.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands3201442013-05-10
 EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands34945 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands24020 

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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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