Tidbits: Highest point in Maryland
Summitted, December 2, 2004
Time Zone: GMT -5 hours
When to go:
The primary route is an old jeep trail/logging road that is located off US Highway # 219.
Hotel and Climb Reservation:
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.
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.