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Backbone Mountain

Range TypeArea dominanted by a single large peak
Highest PointBackbone Mountain (3662 ft/1116 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesMaryland (69%), West Virginia (31%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area277 sq mi / 717 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent30 mi / 49 km North-South
33 mi / 53 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 17' N; 79° 23' W
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Map of Backbone Mountain
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Backbone Mountain.
Northern Allegheny MountainsLevel 5 (Parent)
         Backbone MountainLevel 6
         Between Backbone-Fore KnobsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Fore KnobsLevel 6 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Backbone Mountain

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Backbone Mountain36621116Backbone Mountain
2.Backbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400+1036+Backbone Mountain
3.Backbone Mountain3360+1024+Backbone Mountain
4.Backbone Fire Tower3252991Backbone Mountain
5.Wild Turkey Rock3228984Backbone Mountain
6.Roth Rock3220+981+Backbone Mountain
7.Allegheny Heights3200+975+Backbone Mountain
8.Conneway Hill3193973Backbone Mountain
9.Eagle Rock3160963Backbone Mountain
10.Truesdell Heights2840866Backbone Mountain
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Backbone Mountain

Backbone Mountain
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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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