Backbone Mountain

MODERATE 19 reviews

Backbone Mountain is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Oakland, Maryland. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

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10 months ago

Wide muddy path. The summit register and area was nice and well maintained. Follow red "HP" markers. If you're a state highpointer, West Virginia hp is also just a couple hours away.

11 months ago

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It was a nice experience

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

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.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

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.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Great Hike!!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012