Description: Following an old logging road you will find a steady uphill climb until reaching the high point. We see people of many different ages on this trail, but don't forget water! Backbone Mountain is a long ridge that runs diagonally southwest-to-northeast in the extreme southwest corner of Maryland, extending into West Virginia. Please do not make rock stacks while visiting, we encourage you to keep the natural integrity of all trails intact by not altering the landscape.
Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult
Directions: Take Route 219 south out of Oakland. Cross the Route 50 intersection at Red House, MD and stay on Route 219 for approximately 5.5 miles, crossing into West Virginia. Approximately .7 miles past Silver Lake you will find a well-marked trail head on the left. There is parking up the trail .1 miles (4WD recommended) or you can park on the right shoulder pull off, 50 yards past the trail head.
Directions to trailhead on Google Maps