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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 Mountain893892 
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1610Kittatiny Mountain44060 
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1490Hudson-Jersey Highlands340144 
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands22565 
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands59463 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands12038 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1070Hudson-Jersey Highlands14018 
7.SomersetMine Mountain870Hudson-Jersey Highlands32048 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands35945 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House670Hudson-Jersey Highlands26020 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP570Hudson-Jersey Highlands18045 
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain490Hudson-Jersey Highlands22074 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill390South Jersey34054 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills310Hudson-Jersey Highlands8050 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point265Hudson-Jersey Highlands6061 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount245South Jersey16035 
15.OceanOcean County High Point235South Jersey9232 
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey12437 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point185South Jersey2037 
18.SalemSalem County High Point165South Jersey3031 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point155South Jersey5032 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point145South Jersey2032 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point65South Jersey1029 

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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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