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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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1.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey360542011-07-22
2.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands240742012-06-29 a
3.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands340482012-06-29 b
4.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain9039092012-06-29 c
 WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain46060 
 PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands360144 
 MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands23565 
 BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands60463 
 HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands14038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands16018 
 EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands36947 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands28022 
 UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands20045 
 MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands10050 
 HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands7062 
 BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey17035 
 OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey9732 
 CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey12937 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey3037 
 SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey4031 
 AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey6032 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey3032 
 Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey2029 

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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.

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