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“Backbone Mountain or Hoye-Crest is Maryland's highest point.”
— David Smith
Notice: This has been hidden from our maps in order to prevent overlap with existing trails or rides, or due to our research indicating that this trail does not have legal or public access.
Features: Views — Wildlife
Driving down 219, the trail is very easy to miss. The trail is marked with either red paint or a fused HP on the trees. The trail switches between old logging roads and small portions of hiking trails. Near the top of the ridge, the trail veers left at a sign for Marker #3. Up the ridge a short distance, there is a junction. Left will take you to Marker #3 (West Virginia/ Maryland Boundary); taking the trail right will take you to the summit. There are some other trails at the top that appear to go down to the Maryland side.