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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Mike Black's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 21, or 9.52%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2729222018-05-15
2.PassaicBearfort Mountain454Hudson-Jersey Highlands104147 
3.MercerBaldpate Mountain149Hudson-Jersey Highlands6775 
4.HudsonHudson County High Point81Hudson-Jersey Highlands1866 
5.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands6965 
6.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands18163 
7.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP491Kittatiny Mountain134612018-11-21 c
8.MonmouthCrawford Hill119South Jersey10456 
9.MiddlesexSand Hills94Hudson-Jersey Highlands2452 
10.SomersetMine Mountain265Hudson-Jersey Highlands9848 
10.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands10948 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House204Hudson-Jersey Highlands7922 
12.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP174Hudson-Jersey Highlands5547 
13.HunterdonSmith Benchmark326Hudson-Jersey Highlands3738 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South326Hudson-Jersey Highlands4318 
13.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey3838 
13.GloucesterGloucester County High Point56South Jersey638 
16.BurlingtonArneys Mount75South Jersey4935 
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point47South Jersey1533 
18.CumberlandCumberland County High Point44South Jersey632 
18.OceanOcean County High Point72South Jersey2832 
20.SalemSalem County High Point50South Jersey931 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point20South Jersey330 

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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.

Links

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