Elevation

3,360 ft / 1,024 m

Prominence

80 ft / 24 m

Summits

47 summits

Top climbing months

June   19%

May   14%

August   12%

Most climbed route

Old Road

Highlights
  • 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 from a point along U.S. Route 219 just south of Silver Lake, West Virginia. From here, begin ascending Backbone Mountain on an old road and hiking trail on Monongahela National Forest property that goes up to the West Virginia-Maryland state line. Then head north along the state line.
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