Mercer County Highpoint Trip Report

on Baldplate Mtn (480+ ft)

Date: October 20, 2004
Author: Brennan Connelly

I found this surprisingly pretty CoHP (for Jersey, anyhow) just as Dan Case and Mike Schwartz had described it. Access is still no problem, although parking is limited to 2 or 3 cars at the gated woods road. According to a local I encountered, there is a quite a bit of hunting in this area in late fall which could make things interesting.

I agree with Dan Case that the HP is at the intersection of Trail "I" and the stone wall. My GPS registered 474 feet at this location (40° 19.804' N, 74° 52.348' W), NAD27 datum.

There are no views from this summit but a quick trip up Trail "A" under the power lines reveals a nice view down towards the Delaware. There are also the remnants of a 1960ish Fairlane(?) in the weeds just back from the main trail.