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New Jersey County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8931993-08-21
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain4402012-12-31
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands3402009-07-30
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands2252009-07-30
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands5942013-01-02
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands1202012-12-30
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands140 
7.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands3202016-06-04
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands3592013-01-02
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands260 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands1802014-12-06
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands2202012-12-31
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey3402012-12-31
12.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands802012-12-31
13.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands602013-01-01
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey1602012-12-30
15.OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey922014-12-06
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey1242012-12-30
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey202008-05-27
18.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey302014-12-06
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey502012-12-30
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey202014-12-06
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey102008-05-26

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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.

Links

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