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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Lanny Wexler's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 21, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain9039081990-05-06
2.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands70621991-12-22
3.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain460601994-05-30
4.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands200451995-04-28
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey360541995-12-25
6.BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey170351995-12-29
6.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey129371995-12-29
6.GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey30371995-12-29
9.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey60321995-12-30
10.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands235651996-02-01
11.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands240742009-04-03
12.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands140382009-04-18
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands16018 
12.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands340482009-04-18
12.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands369462009-04-18
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands280212009-04-18
15.MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands100502011-11-11
16.OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey97322012-01-08
16.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands604632012-01-08
18.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands3601442012-02-12
19.CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey30322012-03-31
19.Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey20292012-03-31
19.SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey40312012-03-31

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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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