Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic All Ascent DatesShow List using U.S. Units (Feet)

New Jersey County High Points

Showing Joe McGillian's first Winter ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 21, or 0%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain269921 
2.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands98147 
3.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands6175 
4.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands1566 
5.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands6665 
6.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands17863 
7.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain12861 
8.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey9855 
9.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands1852 
10.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands9148 
10.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands10648 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands7322 
12.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands4947 
13.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands3038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands3718 
13.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey3638 
13.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey338 
16.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey4635 
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey1233 
18.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey2732 
18.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey332 
20.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey631 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey030 

Front Runners List: Click to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Multiple Ascents Grid: Click for a grid showing all of Joe McGillian's ascents of peaks on this list (including up to 10 rounds of repeats).

Compare Climbers: Click to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

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


Map Showing Location of Peaks

 = Peaks climbed by Joe McGillian   = Unclimbed peaks

Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

Click Here for a Full Screen Map

This page has been served 1113447 times since 2004-11-01.

Copyright © 1987-2020 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service