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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands320147 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands21565 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands10038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands12018 
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands30048 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands6052 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands20075 
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands58463 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands34948 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands24022 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands16047 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands5066 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey32056 
15.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey8732 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey15035 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey11938 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey1038 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey4033 
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain883922 
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain42061 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey030 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey1032 
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey2031 

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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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