Dunker Mountain

Dunker Mountain is located just north of Route 23 in the Pequannock Watershed. At 1340' and at 260' of primary factor prominence, Dunker Mountain is a substantial mountain, yet, due to its broad slopes, Dunker does not offer much in the way of a view except for a few limited views towards the east.

Instead of a grand view, Dunker's rewards are pleasant New Jersey forest, interesting rock formations, and secluded trail. The summit area is broad and grassy and has an unmarked, but easily followable, herd path.

Most people will climb Dunker from Route 23, but if you can climb the mountain from the north you will get to experience the undisturbed forest and swamp of the Newark watershed lands, the closest thing to wilderness in northern New Jersey.

Elevation 1340
Decimal degrees 41.082, -74.4826
County Passaic
Ownership public
Owner Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Hamburg Mountain High Point

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Trip Reports

JohnVC climbed Dunker Mountain on 04/23/2016
Bill VS climbed Dunker Mountain on 04/23/2016
WAC BRAVO climbed Dunker Mountain on 04/17/2016
John Bialek (Pumpkinhead) climbed Dunker Mountain on 10/18/2015
Stephanie Hardick climbed Dunker Mountain on 10/18/2015

Pictures from Dunker Mountain

The Highlands Trail begings its ascent of Dunker Mountain near this railroad bridge.

The Highlands Trail begings its ascent of Dunker Mountain near this railroad bridge. —Jeff Bennett

Hiking along an unmarked, yet well trodden, summit trail.

Hiking along an unmarked, yet well trodden, summit trail. —Jeff Bennett

Thomas and Patrick Bubniak on the summit of Dunker Mountain 12-24-2009

Thomas and Patrick Bubniak on the summit of Dunker Mountain 12-24-2009 —Thomas Bubniak

Dunker Mtn. Summit Area

Dunker Mtn. Summit Area —Brom Vermeulen

Dunker Pond

Dunker Pond —John P

The Dunker Pond outlet

The Dunker Pond outlet —John P

The Dunker Mountain summit area

The Dunker Mountain summit area —John P