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New Jersey County High Points

Showing John Dayton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 21, or 71.43%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands220742001-04-14
2.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8939092002-08-31
3.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands120382002-09-06
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands14018 
3.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands320482002-09-06
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey340542004-07-05
5.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands80502004-07-05
7.Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey10292005-08-27
8.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands60622005-11-20
9.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands594632006-09-30
10.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey160352006-11-27
10.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey124372006-11-27
12.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey20372007-01-07
12.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey30312007-01-07
12.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey50322007-01-07
12.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey20322007-01-07
 OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey9232 
 EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands35947 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands26022 
 UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands18045 
 WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain44060 
 PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340144 
 MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands22565 

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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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