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New Jersey County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8831997-06-25
2.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands584 
3.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain420 
4.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands349 
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands240 
5.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands3202009-07-30
5.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey320 
7.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands300 
8.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands2152009-07-30
9.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands200 
10.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands160 
11.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey150 
12.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey119 
13.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands100 
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands120 
14.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey87 
15.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands60 
16.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands50 
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey40 
18.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey20 
19.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey10 
19.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey102008-05-27
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey02008-05-26

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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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