Backbone Mountain, Maryland

Prominence: 80 ft, 24 m

Elevation: 3360+ feet, 1024+ meters

Approx. Isolation: 1.4 mi, 2.26 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3360 - 3380 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 3360 ft / 1024 m
    (Range 3360 - 3380 ft)
Highest SummitHoye Crest
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 14' 15'' N; 79° 29' 8'' W
39.237398, -79.485528 (Dec Deg)
630705E 4344214N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMaryland (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionGarrett (Highest Point)

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     Hoye-Crest at Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Michael Schwartz Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Hans Haustein Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Tom Harper Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Don Desrosiers and Chip Clark Trip Report for Garrett, MD by Brennan Connelly

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Lists that contain Backbone Mountain:
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #10)
     Maryland County High Points (Rank #1)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #32)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #46)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #32)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #140)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #30)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #33)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #69)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1984-06-02 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1990-08-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1991-07-11 by Dennis Stewart
     2006-08 by Victor Zhou
     2010-07-27 by David Ohmer
     2010-08-08 by Drew Gajan
     2010-11-17 by William Musser
     2011-08-18 by Ron Stangeland
     2011-10-15 by Peter Zarabozo
     2011-12-03 by Jenn Grayson
     2011-12-25 by Douglas Knipple
     2012-06-25 by Alan Barber
     2012-07-01 by Mike Holland (GPS Track)
     2013-05-11 by Dave Dunham
     2013-05-28 by Jamie Bakken
     2013-07-15 by Peter Stone
     2013-07-27 by John Hasch
     2013-08-02 by Bill Reese
     2014-02-18 by Wayne Snyder
     2014-03-30 by Morris Zwick
     2014-07-16 by Chuck Engle (GPS Track)
     2014-08-13 by Mike Guethle
     2014-09-17 by Trevor Kent
     2014-12-31 by Vanessa Arnold

View ascents of peak by registered members (363 total)

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The wooded summit of Backbone Mountain, also known as Hoye Crest, high point of Maryland (2013-07-15). Photo by Peter Stone.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 120 ft/36 m
  Line Parent: Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point
  Key Col: 3280 ft/1000 m
Isolation1.4 mi/2.26 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point  (SW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Northern Allegheny Mountains
Range6: Backbone Mountain
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
Drainage Basins
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapDavis O39079b4 1:24,000
Route #1 Bushwhack: NW Slope bushwhack
Trailhead: US 219 2670 ft/814 m
Vertical Gain: 690 ft/210 m
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Backbone Mountain, MD aka Hoye Crest (2014-06-29). Photo by Ronald Land.
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An easy trek to Hoye Crest. Light rain and low clouds made for a very comfortable hike. (2014-07-16). Photo by Chuck Engle.
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Not a bad view (2014-12-31). Photo by Vanessa Arnold.
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