Its elevation is 3360 ft above sea level and it is home to many campers and hikers.
Backbone Mountain is on the boarder of Maryland and West Virginia. A monument marks the official boundary line between the states, in response to a dispute in 1910.
The top of the mountain is Hoye Crest. It is named after Captain Charles E. Hoye, founder of the this county’s historical society.
There are high points scattered throughout Maryland, but Backbone Mountain is found in Garrett County.