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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8939092013-05-27
2.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands359472015-05-16
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands26022 
2.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands180452015-05-16
4.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands80512016-05-15
5.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands225652017-02-05
 BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands59463 
 HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands12038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands14018 
 SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands32048 
 MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands22074 
 MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey34054 
 HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands6062 
 BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey16035 
 OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey9232 
 CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey12437 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey2037 
 SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey3031 
 AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey5032 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey2032 
 Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey1029 
 WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain44060 
 PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340144 

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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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