Billy Goat Trail is a three-mile hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland, that offers scenic views of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The trail has three sections, each with different levels of difficulty and features. Learn about the trail's history, safety tips, parking, and access from the park website.
The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7-mile (7.6 km) hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near the Great Falls in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Billy Goat Trail is a 1.7-mile rocky section of the C&O Canal Trail that offers scenic views of the Potomac River and the Great Falls. Read reviews from travelers, see photos, and learn about the difficulty, cost, and nearby attractions of this popular hiking trail.
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A 4.3-mile loop trail near Potomac, Maryland, that offers rock scrambling, forest, river views and wildlife. The trail is moderately challenging and requires a park fee and dogs are not allowed. See photos, reviews, directions and activities from other hikers on AllTrails.
The Billy Goat Trail is one of the most well known hikes in the Metro D.C. area, and for good reason. With nearly a mile of fun rock-hopping, and spectacular views of the Potomac River along the way, this circuit is loads of fun with plenty to see. We have the circuit rated as only a for difficulty, but be prepared to jump from rock to rock.
The Billy Goat Trail is a strenuous and scenic hike in Maryland, connecting three sections off of the C&O Canal Towpath. It offers rock scrambling, cliff-edge views, and a roaring river below. Learn how to access, prepare, and enjoy this challenging trail near Washington, D.C.
Billy Goat Trail A. This section of the Billy Goat Trail is by far the most demanding—but extremely rewarding for those who complete it. You’ll scramble and climb over angled rocks and boulders while taking in views of the frothy Potomac as it squeezes through Mather Gorge.
If you are looking for the Billy Goat Trail, it is located on the Maryland side. The River Trail is similar, treks along the Potomac River in the scenic Mather Gorge and is located on the Virginia side. Download the printable Great Falls Park trail map. Park rules and regulations. Trail Descriptions The hiking times listed are estimations only.
The Billy Goat Trail is open year-round and protected by the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. The park was established in 1961 as...