Elevation

3,360 ft / 1,024 m

#1 in Maryland

#42,126 in United States

Prominence

80 ft / 24 m

#2 in Maryland

#12,854 in United States

Summits

89 summits

#1 in Maryland

#377 in United States

Top climbing months

June   22%

May   17%

August   16%

Most climbed route

Old Road

2.4 mi • 633 ft gain

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.
25 summits • 2.4 mi • 633 ft gain • 1 hr 20 min
7 summits • 2.7 mi • 619 ft gain • 1 hr 48 min
1 summit • 2.3 mi • 654 ft gain • 1 hr 8 min

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