Hoye-Crest is the highest point in Maryland. Its summit lies along Backbone Mountain. There is no direct road access to Hoye-Crest. The best route is a hike in from a point along U.S. Route 219 just south of Silver Lake, West Virginia. From here, you can begin ascending Backbone Mountain along an old road and hiking trail on Monongahela National Forest property that goes up to the West Virginia-Maryland state line. From this point, you can head north along the state line.

Hoye-Crest SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by xpda

36 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Nov 18, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Old Road, and From the west.

Others who’ve summited Hoye-Crest

  • xpda
  • StoneMan
  • sli74
  • william.musser
  • edwandall
  • Deividas
  • lafiurcm

Routes Used trails & approaches

78% Old Road

21% From the west


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3,360 ft / 1,024 m


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Height Rank Range

Allegheny Mountains


Maryland, United States

Summited by

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  • xpda
  • StoneMan
  • sli74
  • deezy456
  • SDHiker
  • william.musser
  • scatterbone
  • SteveM_StickMan
  • elbesto
  • bruceparker
  • ClimbingRandy
  • usncahill

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