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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
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point550Kittatiny Mountain2759172018-05-15
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP494Kittatiny Mountain140612018-11-21 c
 PassaicBearfort Mountain457Hudson-Jersey Highlands110146 
 MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands7265 
 BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands18463 
 HunterdonSmith Benchmark329Hudson-Jersey Highlands4338 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South329Hudson-Jersey Highlands4918 
 SomersetMine Mountain268Hudson-Jersey Highlands10448 
 EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands11248 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House207Hudson-Jersey Highlands8522 
 UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP177Hudson-Jersey Highlands6147 
 MercerBaldpate Mountain152Hudson-Jersey Highlands7375 
 MonmouthCrawford Hill122South Jersey11055 
 MiddlesexSand Hills98Hudson-Jersey Highlands3052 
 HudsonHudson County High Point82Hudson-Jersey Highlands2164 
 BurlingtonArneys Mount76South Jersey5235 
 OceanOcean County High Point73South Jersey3032 
 CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey3937 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point58South Jersey937 
 SalemSalem County High Point52South Jersey1231 
 AtlanticAtlantic County High Point49South Jersey1832 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point46South Jersey932 
 Cape MayCape May County High Point21South Jersey629 

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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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