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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
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain9031993-08-21
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1620Kittatiny Mountain4602012-12-31
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain1500Hudson-Jersey Highlands3602009-07-30
4.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands2352009-07-30
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands6042013-01-02
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands1402012-12-30
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1080Hudson-Jersey Highlands160 
7.SomersetMine Mountain880Hudson-Jersey Highlands3402016-06-04
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands3692013-01-02
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House680Hudson-Jersey Highlands280 
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP580Hudson-Jersey Highlands2002014-12-06
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain500Hudson-Jersey Highlands2402012-12-31
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill400South Jersey3602012-12-31
12.MiddlesexSand Hills320Hudson-Jersey Highlands1002012-12-31
13.HudsonHudson County High Point270Hudson-Jersey Highlands702013-01-01
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount250South Jersey1702012-12-30
15.OceanOcean County High Point240South Jersey972014-12-06
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey1292012-12-30
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point190South Jersey302008-05-27
18.SalemSalem County High Point170South Jersey402014-12-06
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point160South Jersey602012-12-30
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point150South Jersey302014-12-06
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point70South Jersey202008-05-26

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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.


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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