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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 21, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8839041993-05 a7
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain420602004-06-01
2.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands215652004-06-01
4.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands584632004-06-02
4.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands100382004-06-02
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands12018 
4.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands300482004-06-02
4.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands3201442004-06-02
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands349452006-11-09
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands240202006-11-09
8.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands160452006-11-09
8.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands200742006-11-09
8.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey320542006-11-09
8.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands60502006-11-09
8.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands50622006-11-09
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey150352006-11-10
14.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey87322006-11-10
14.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey119372006-11-10
14.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey10372006-11-10
14.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey20312006-11-10
14.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey40322006-11-10
14.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey10322006-11-10
14.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey0292006-11-10

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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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