Watchung Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointHigh Mountain (885 ft/270 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Jersey
Area520 sq mi / 1,347 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent40 mi / 65 km North-South
30 mi / 48 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 45' N; 74° 16' W
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Map of Watchung Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Watchung Mountains.
Hudson-Jersey HighlandsLevel 5 (Parent)
         Western Hudson HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Eastern Hudson HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Jersey HighlandsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Ramapo MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Watchung MountainsLevel 6
         PalisadesLevel 6 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Watchung Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.High Mountain885270Watchung Mountains
2.Preakness Mountain862263Watchung Mountains
3.Mount Cecchino750+229+Watchung Mountains
4.Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689210Watchung Mountains
5.First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660+201+Watchung Mountains
6.Eagle Rock Reservation High Point640195Watchung Mountains
7.Second Watchung Mountain600+183+Watchung Mountains
8.Prospect Benchmark580+177+Watchung Mountains
9.Mayapple Hill580+177+Watchung Mountains
10.Second Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560+171+Watchung Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Watchung Mountains

Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP
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View from the Second Watchung Mountain - Essex County High Point (2018-10-19). Photo by Frank Sutman.
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First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House
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NY CITY skyline from summit of area 2 (Kips castle Park) (2012-06-23). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Eagle Rock Reservation High Point
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This is the summit of the eastern of two 640'+ contours in Eagle Rock Reservation. LIDAR and field altimeter measurements show it to be at least a full contour higher than its western counterpart (2017-09-02). Photo by Michael Schwartz.
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