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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 Mountain903924 
2.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands60463 
3.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain46060 
4.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands36947 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands28021 
5.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands360147 
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey36056 
7.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands34048 
8.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands24075 
9.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands23565 
10.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands20047 
11.BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey17035 
12.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands14038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands16018 
13.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey12938 
14.MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands10052 
15.OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey9732 
16.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands7066 
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey6033 
18.SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey4031 
19.CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey3032 
19.GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey3038 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey2030 

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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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