Marker at Hoye-Crest, the high point of Maryland
|Elevation||3360+ ft (1024+ m) NGVD 29 |
|Prominence||80 ft (24 m) |
|Parent peak||Backbone Mountain|
|Listing||U.S. state high point 32nd|
HOYE-CREST Latitude and Longitude:
|Parent range||Allegheny Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Davis|
The location, named for Captain Charles E. Hoye (1876-1951), founder of the Garrett County Historical Society, offers a view of the North Branch Potomac River valley to the east. The Maryland Historical Society placed a historical marker at the summit during a dedication ceremony in September 1952.
There is no vehicular access to Hoye-Crest. The best route by foot is a hike along the Maryland High Point Trail, from a point along U.S. Route 219 just south of Silver Lake, West Virginia at . The trail ascends Backbone Mountain along an old logging road on Monongahela National Forest property to the West Virginia- Maryland state line. The distance is about one mile each way. The trail then heads north along the state line to the high point. Hoye-Crest sits on private property ( Western Pocahontas Properties), though access is permitted.
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