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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 Mountain2699212018-05-15
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488Kittatiny Mountain128612018-11-21 c
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain451Hudson-Jersey Highlands98147 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point425Hudson-Jersey Highlands6665 
5.BergenBald Mountain355Hudson-Jersey Highlands17863 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323Hudson-Jersey Highlands3038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South323Hudson-Jersey Highlands3718 
7.SomersetMine Mountain262Hudson-Jersey Highlands9148 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210Hudson-Jersey Highlands10648 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House201Hudson-Jersey Highlands7322 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP171Hudson-Jersey Highlands4947 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain146Hudson-Jersey Highlands6175 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill116South Jersey9855 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills91Hudson-Jersey Highlands1852 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point79Hudson-Jersey Highlands1566 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount73South Jersey4635 
15.OceanOcean County High Point70South Jersey2732 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67South Jersey3638 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point55South Jersey338 
18.SalemSalem County High Point49South Jersey631 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46South Jersey1233 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point43South Jersey332 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point18South Jersey030 

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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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