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Kit = Kittatinny Mt

ridge parallel to the Delaware River in the northwest corner of NJ, including these climbs in Sussex and Warren counties:

  • High Point east side (rt 23)

  • High Point west side (rt 23)

  • Crigger Rd, west of rt 519 at Beemerville

  • Sunrise Mountain, north of Culvers Lake and rt 206

  • Old Mine Rd southeast from rt 615 (Sussex county)

  • Millbrook-Flatbrook Rd north from Millbrook toward rt 615 (Warren county)

  • Millbrook Rd / rt 602 south from Old Mine Rd and Millbrook (Warren county) [ map ]

Kittatinny is one section of a ridge running from North Carolina to Rosendale, New York.

Mon = "Montana"

between 519 and 57 northeast from Philipsburg in Warren county in west NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • Fiddlers Elbow

  • Roxburg Hill

  • Fox Farm Rd

  • Montana Rd

  • Millbrook Rd

  • Halfway House

  • Coleman Hill

  • Harmony Brass Castle Rd - rt 647

  • Lommason Glen

It's also pretty to ride on the plateau on top of the hill.

Poh = Pohatcong Mountain

Pohatcong Mt is the smaller ridge running between the Montana ridge and the Musconetcong Mt ridge -- includes these climbs (SW to NE):

  • Mountain View West (N side)

  • Butler Rd + Mountain View West (S side)

  • Buttermilk Bridge (N side) + Buttermilk Bridge (S side)

  • Hoffman Rd (S side) (NE from Port Murray) - (not more than 10%) - [ map ]

PhW = Pohatcong West

"Pohatcong West" is a westward extension of the Pohatcong Mt ridge between the Montana ridge and the Musconetcong Mt ridge -- includes these climbs (SW to NE):

  • Pinchers Point Rd (W side) - [ map ] 

  • Mountain Rd (Pohatcong) (S side) + Pincher Point (E side) - [ map ]

  • Mountain Rd (Pohatcong) (N side) - (pretty, but not super-steep) - [ map ]

  • Cemetery Rd - (not more than 10%) - [ map ]

JJ = Jenny Jump

between 519 and 46 between Belvidere + Hackettstown in Warren county in western NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • Quenby Mountain

  • Danville Mountain

  • Lake Just-It

  • Rader Rd

MuW = Musconetcong Mountain ridge - West

Between Interstate 78 and the Delaware River, south from Phillipsburg and north from Milford in Hunterdon county in western NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • Church Rd

  • Adamic Hill + Alfalfa Hill Rd

  • Bellis Rd (with Cyphers Rd)

  • Shire Rd

  • "Warren Glen" - rt 519 South

  • Ellis Rd

  • "Bloomsbury" - rt 579 South

  • Gravel Hill Rd

not on Musconetcong ridge, but nearby toward the NorthWest in Warren county are:

  • Pinchers Point Rd (near the Delaware River)

  • Mountain Rd (on south side of western Pohatcong Mountain across from Mt Joy Rd)

MuC = Musconetcong Mountain ridge - Central

Between Interstate 78 and Route 31  + east from Phillipsburg and south from Washington + northwest from Spruce Run Reservoir and Clinton in Hunterdon county in western NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • "Musconetcong Mountain West":  Rt 173 East from West Portal

  • "Musconetcong Mountain East":  Fox Farm Rd

  • Mountain View Rd (Musconetcong)

  • Ludlow Station Rd

  • Iron Bridge Rd

  • Henderson Rd

not on Musconetcong ridge, but nearby toward the NorthWest in Warren county are:

  • Asbury Broadway Rd (on south side of Pohatcong Mountain)

MuE = Musconetcong Mountain ridge - East

East from Route 31 + SouthEast from Washington + north from Clinton in Hunterdon county in western NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • Dutch Hill Rd

  • Forge Hill Rd

  • Mountain Top Rd

  • Point Mountain

  • Mt Lebanon Rd (mostly in Morris county)

see also map of NJ hill areas | details on selected NJ climbs | Hudson Valley NY climbs | Hillier Than Hillier sequence

LV = Long Valley (NE from Califon)

This valley has the eastern extension from Musconetcong Mt on its northwest side, and includes these climbs in Morris and Hunterdon counties:

  • Schooley's Mountain - rt 517

  • Middle Valley + Zellers (N from rt 513)

  • Beacon Hill (SE from rt 513)

  • Main St south from Califon to rt 512

  • rt 512 south from Califon

  • Hoffman Crossing Rd south from rt 513 to Grove Mountain Rd

Leb = Lebanon / Round Valley Reservoir

north from Interstate 78 in Hunterdon county.  The Lebanon climbs include:

  • Deer Hill Rd

  • Bissell Rd

  • Philhower Rd

  • Cokesbury Rd

  • Rockaway Rd

Nearby on the SW side of Round Valley reservoir is:

  • Stanton Mountain Rd

De = Delaware River north of Lambertville

in Hunterdon county in western NJ -- includes these climbs:

  • Federal Twist

  • Byram-Kingswood

nearby is

  • Thacher Hill

WS = Watchung south + reservation

ridge between 22 and 78 by Dunellen + Plainfield + Mountainside -- includes these climbs in Somerset county:

  • Warrenville Rd

  • Washington Rock Rd

  • Hillcrest Rd

  • Johnston Dr

  • Valley Dr

  • Hill Hollow

In Union country it includes

  • Ackerman Dr

  • New Providence Rd into Deer Path

  • Glenside Av into Deer Path

  • Summit Rd

also a 7 mile hilly loop on paved roads thru the Watchung Reservation.

WN = north Watchung ridge

ridge from Millburn north to Patterson in east NJ, with steep climbs around Orange + Maplewood, including these climbs in Essex county:

  • Mountain Av

  • Crestwood Dr

  • Northfield Av

  • Mt Pleasant Av

  • Eagle Rock

Ps = Palisades

northeast NJ near the Hudson River -- climbs on on both east and west sides of the ridge, including these climbs in Bergen county:

  • Elm Av (in Ridgefield)

  • Edgewater Rd + Cecilia Av (in Edgewater)

  • Palisades Blvd (in Palisades Park)

  • Fort Lee Rd (in Leonia)

  • Speer Av (in Englewood)

  • the river drive in Palisades interstate park (including the "Alpine Approach" climb).

Po = Pochuck Mountain

northwest NJ, northwest from Vernon near New York border -- includes these climbs in Sussex county:

  • Glenwood Mountain West

  • Glenwood Mountain East

  • Drew Mountain Rd

  • Lake Pochung Rd.

Waw = Wawayanda

northern NJ east from Vernon + rt 94 (between Pochuck Mt and Bearfort Mt) -- includes these climbs in Sussex county:

  • Breakneck: rt 644 Vernon Cross + rt 515 + Breakneck Rd + Tahama + Abricada Rd

  • Hidden Valley: rt 644 Vernon Cross + rt 515 + Breakneck Rd + Curtis Dr + Hidden Valley Dr

  • Barry Dr / Barrett Rd (starts in NY state)

  • Stockholm Rd / Rt 515 South

Be = Bearfort Mountain

ridge parallel to 513 north fr Newfoundland in north NJ, between the lower + upper Greenwood lakes -- includes these climbs in Passaic county:

  • Warwick Turnpike

Ram = Ramapo mountains

northern NJ, west from Mahwah, Pompton Lakes, and Parsippany -- includes these climbs in Bergen and Passaic counties:

  • Skyline Drive south (in Bergen county)

  • Skyline Drive north (in Passaic county)

see also map of NJ hill areas | details on selected NJ climbs | Hudson Valley NY climbs | Hillier Than Hillier sequence

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