Backbone Mountain

MODERATE 6 reviews

Backbone Mountain is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Oakland, MD. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

1.8 miles 643 feet Out & Back

hiking

Backbone Mountain - Maryland Highpoint is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Oakland, Maryland. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

11 months ago

It was a nice experience

cross country skiing
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice incline, beautiful views! Also be sure to stop at the smallest church in the 48, just down the street.

hiking
2 years ago

Follow the painted "HP's" on rocks and trees from route 219 just south of Silver Lake, WV. (trail head is in West Virginia) The quick and steep accent to Maryland's highpoint (aka Hoye Crest) offers decent views. Recent timbering near the top detracts some from the experience, but there is a nice shady spot at the top to enjoy.

hiking
2 years ago

Definitely a nice tranquil hike with no crowds, even on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. However, short and extremely steep. The trail itself is in poor shape and for being almost 3,500ft high the view was not exactly spectacular. Worth doing, but probably only once.

hiking
2 years ago

Great Hike!!