Blackbone Mountain - Maryland Highpoint

Table Rock, Maryland

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Highpoint rank by height: 32nd. This highpoint was "adopted" by Gene and Lillian Elliott of Oakland, MD, who did a great job of marking the trail to the highpoint. This used to be a very confusing trail, but is now easy to follow. The highest point on Backbone Mountain is called "Hoye Crest." The "Eastern Continental Divide" runs along portions of Backbone Mountain. Similar to the "Continental Divide" that runs along the Rocky Mountains, rivers originating east of this mountain range drain into the Atlantic Ocean, while rivers originating west of the range drain into the Gulf of Mexico.
Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

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Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)

Highpoint rank by height: 32nd. This highpoint was "adopted" by Gene and Lillian Elliott of Oakland, MD, who did a great job of marking the trail to the highpoint. This used to be a very confusing trail, but is now easy to follow.

The highest point on Backbone Mountain is called "Hoye Crest." The "Eastern Continental Divide" runs along portions of Backbone Mountain. Similar to the "Continental Divide" that runs along the Rocky Mountains, rivers originating east of this mountain range drain into the Atlantic Ocean, while rivers originating west of the range drain into the Gulf of Mexico.

© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Table Rock
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,660 feet
Top Elevation: 3,360 feet
Local Maps: USGS Davis (WV)
Driving Directions: Directions to Blackbone Mountain - Maryland Highpoint

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8/24/2007
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The most difficult part of this climb was finding the trailhead - nice view - easy hiking, great for kids



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