High Point (New Jersey) Climber's Log

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Geo412 - Jul 6, 2021 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2021

Drove the Magic Bus to the peak  Sucess!

Leah and I drove the Magic Bus all the way up to the peak. Fun. Got nervous a little with how steep the road was in High Point State Park but we made it! Peak # 13 for us!


MW - Jul 6, 2021 11:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2018

Highpoint #3  Sucess!

Made the 3 hour drive from Southern RI starting at 4:30am. Enjoyed this one on a beautiful june morning- nice rocky singletrack through the woods with some awesome viewpoints. The monument is impressive looking but the windows were quite blurry.


espresso - Nov 20, 2020 8:10 am Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2020

First Climb  Sucess!

This was my first mountain climb, so why not go big and go to the highest point in New Jersey! I took my 18 month old husky along for the hike and it was an absolutely spectacular experience. Trail was very easily marked, sights were extraordinary, and overall it is a great beginning for anyone looking to explore the beauty of nature.

HikerHel - Nov 8, 2020 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2020

Highpoint # 25  Sucess!

Whoop whoop! Excited to be halfway through my goal of visiting all 50 state highpoints!


vanman798 - Oct 25, 2020 1:15 pm

Re: Saving easy for last

I've been at it for 18.5 years, NJ was #47 for me as I also saved the easy ones for last.


vanman798 - Oct 25, 2020 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2020

HP#47  Sucess!

What a pleasant surprise! I loved this area and the highpoint. Maybe I got lucky visiting it during a pandemic but I had the place to myself. The monument was not open due to the pandemic so I didn't get to go inside that, but that isn't the natural highpoint anyway. I located two benchmarks, one behind the towers front door and the other in front of it - both 20 yards or so from the structure. It was all fogged in so I didn't get long view but I still enjoyed it a lot. What a neat surprise for a crowded state like NJ.


McCannster - Sep 16, 2020 7:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2020

Saving easy for last  Sucess!

15 years of chasing state highpoints ended here on a beautiful (although little smokey) crisp morning. Parked on the road to the east and jogged up the AT to the top. Only a couple of people up there. Had some celebratory beers. Felt surreal to be done.


whatdoIknow - Jul 21, 2019 4:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2019

no visibility  Sucess!

The area was all in fog and rain. Had a feel that it would be a nice park, but..


radbb - Dec 31, 2018 7:32 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2018

Slow going

Long drive from the DMV to get here. The driving conditions were not ideal. The roads were slick and wintery conditions existed. I saw several wipeouts on the way here. When I entered the park, a ranger was using the big snow plow. He told me the park was open but most roads were closed and impassable. I decided to make the trek up anyway. Totally worth it. It was foggy and whiteout conditions. I could barely see the Monument through the fog and whiteout.


billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 8:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

HP #13!  Sucess!

Couldn't enjoy this summit in the slightest as it was pouring buckets here at the top... but I will be back! Regardless, still counted as another HP added.


kteichert - Sep 20, 2018 10:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2018

HP #35  Sucess!

Was on the east coast to run the Boston Marathon, and decided to hit the highpoints of NJ & DE. Gave me a chance to visit Philly as well, a city to which I'd never been before, and will go back many times hereafter. Such a cool city!

pattyd82ab - Jul 17, 2018 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017

Added to the list  Sucess!

Latest US high point. Nice park with a nice view.


marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

HP # 8  Sucess!

Nice drive up and views


NonaRider - Mar 29, 2018 11:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1999

Peak #40 [NonaRider]  Sucess!

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Walkoutnow - Nov 19, 2017 9:51 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2017

HP # 27  Sucess!

Nice obelisk at the top. First of two this day. Couldn't quite get to MA in time before dark after trekking up CT - Frissell.


wannabepeakbagger - Oct 19, 2017 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2017

Drive Up  Sucess!

Nice clear evening at the top. Took the cheap way up


funnyfarm - Jul 22, 2017 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2017

High Point #26  Sucess!

Very muggy and hot day. I climbed the 22 stories to the top of the monument. That was harder than the hike up the AT to the high point.

jakegarber - Sep 8, 2016 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Hp  Sucess!

Climbed the tower only to find no windows or view at the top...just hot air


larvitar - Jun 25, 2016 9:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Larvitour Stop #19  Sucess!

The official park entrance was closed when I arrived at 7:30 am, so I backtracked to the Steely Kill Lake boat access/parking lot and hiked up to the high point from there. I followed a blue-blazed trail along the lake and into the woods, then turned right onto a red-and-green blazed trail which led me to a park road that took me to the high point. The obelisk was also closed, but I had the summit to myself. It was windier than I'd expected.


siekkid - Jan 7, 2015 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

State HP #4  Sucess!

Hiked solo on the AT from Rt 23. Great views from the summit, and had to race back to car when storm clouds could be seen rolling in from PA.

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