Summit area

Marker at the Summit

Sign at the Summit

Summit selfie

Summit view

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Background Information:

 

Altitude: 3,360'

 

Tidbits:  Highest point in Maryland

       

Summitted, December 2, 2004

 

Time Zone: GMT -5  hours

 

When to go:

Anytime.

 

Route Selection:

The primary route is an old jeep trail/logging road that is located off US Highway # 219.

 

Hotel and Climb Reservation:

N/A.

 

Packing List:

N/A.

 

Getting There:

The trailhead is accessed off US Route 219 about one mile south of the intersection with Rt. 24 in West Virginia.  When heading south, there is a white wood sign that says "Maryland Highpoint".  There are also large red spray-painted letters marked "HP" on the adjacent trees and traffic signs. 

 

Trip Description:

Park off the side of the road and proceed up the old trail following the well-marked red spray-painted blazes.  The trail is a little over a mile to the top and has an elevation gain of 750 feet.  Near the summit you will see an old WV/MD concrete state boundary marker.  At the summit itself, you will see a point of interest sign.  When I summitted, there was also a picnic table and a "mailbox" with the trail register and some self-issue certificates from the Highpoint club that you can take with you as a memento.  There are fairly good views to the east and west.  Also, when I visited on December 2nd, the last person to visit the high point was there three days earlier, so it does not look like the trail gets too much use.