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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Joe McGillian's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 21, or 19.05%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2759212012-06-29 c
2.PassaicBearfort Mountain457Hudson-Jersey Highlands110147 
3.MercerBaldpate Mountain152Hudson-Jersey Highlands73752012-06-29 a
4.HudsonHudson County High Point82Hudson-Jersey Highlands2166 
5.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands7265 
6.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands18463 
7.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP494Kittatiny Mountain14061 
8.MonmouthCrawford Hill122South Jersey110552011-07-22
9.MiddlesexSand Hills98Hudson-Jersey Highlands3052 
10.SomersetMine Mountain268Hudson-Jersey Highlands104482012-06-29 b
10.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands11248 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House207Hudson-Jersey Highlands8522 
12.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP177Hudson-Jersey Highlands6147 
13.HunterdonSmith Benchmark329Hudson-Jersey Highlands4338 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South329Hudson-Jersey Highlands4918 
13.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey3938 
13.GloucesterGloucester County High Point58South Jersey938 
16.BurlingtonArneys Mount76South Jersey5235 
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point49South Jersey1833 
18.CumberlandCumberland County High Point46South Jersey932 
18.OceanOcean County High Point73South Jersey3032 
20.SalemSalem County High Point52South Jersey1231 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point21South Jersey630 

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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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