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Billy Goat Trail

11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
+1 301-767-3714
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Quite a strenuous hike

A hike that involves climbing over large boulders and up and down hills. I enjoyed the challenge... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Randy C
Summerfield, Florida, United States
Keeps you young!

Be prepared Good walking shoes are a must Fun,beautiful views, avoid the larger crowds after... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Potomac, Maryland
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11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
+1 301-767-3714
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

A hike that involves climbing over large boulders and up and down hills. I enjoyed the challenge of it all and the pride in finishing the adventure. It is NOT for those of us who are physically challenged or those with heart problems. Also, plan...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Be prepared Good walking shoes are a must Fun,beautiful views, avoid the larger crowds after brunch You will be so proud you made it

Thank danielea195
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a lovely and rigorous hike off the C & O canal. I've done it several times and experienced a scrape or two, but each time was a positive experience. If you have bad knees, I would not advise doing some of the climbing...More

Thank josephci
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Monday morning went on an early morning hike on Bill Goat Trail B, not C, won't do that again, you have to climb boulders on that trail. B was lovely, walking through the woods, listening to early morning birdsong. The path parallels the Potomac River...More

Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite. The trail is challenging enough to get your heart beat up (going down a section on all fours because it's that steep) but not so challenging that it's intimidating. The views along the river on top of huge rock formations are...More

Thank ReallyMeC
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We hiked this trail as part of a family outing (3 people) and really enjoyed it! Our daughter had been there quite a few times, but it was my first time (I think my wife had done it once before). It's as challenging as you...More

Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We've tried all 3 Billy Goat Trails and each in its own way offers delight, challenges and priceless views of the Potomac River in all seasons. It would be difficult to select a favorite, but each is do-able though the "A" trail seems more of...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I finally hiked Billy Goat Trail A after many visits to Great Falls Park. Trail A is the most athletic of the hikes available and there are no dogs allowed (for good reason, unless your dog knows how to rock climb). To access section A...More

2  Thank Elana P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I495 to exit 41 left on McCarthur Blvd leads u to the parking areas. I parked across from the visitor center near the bathrooms which were super clean! So parking here u kinda do the Billy Goat Trail in reverse, meaning the Marker #s go...More

1  Thank riva9129
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Before you attempt this hike, please verify that it has reopened (also the trail to the Great Falls view has been temporarily closed due to flooding damage).

3  Thank Ferdydurke
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Richard O
30 July 2017|
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Response from danielea195 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i was away Sure You can wear whatever is the most confortable for you Most people wear shorts
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Sara_sakflva | Reviewed this property |
Thanks everyone. We did it last weekend. The rock wall had my husband and I helping my son but other than that. We were good and we had a blast.
28 July 2016|
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Response from ShahPriyanka00 | Reviewed this property |
I think you need a car to get to both Dallas international airport and Ronald Reagan Airport . Both are around 25 mins drive