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New Jersey County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8831176
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain - Warren County High Point1600Kittatiny Mountain42068
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands320157
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands21574
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands58473
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands10042
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands12022
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands30056
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain - Essex County High Point689Hudson-Jersey Highlands34954
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain - Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands24026
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain - Union County High Point560Hudson-Jersey Highlands16054
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands20088
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey32063
12.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands6057
13.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands5075
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey15044
15.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey8737
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey11945
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey1044
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey2033
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey4035
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey1034
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey034

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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.

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