Billy Goat Trail Loop

HARD 400 reviews
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Billy Goat Trail Loop is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.3 miles 413 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Billy Goat Trail is comprised of three sections of trail locatednear Potomac, MD featuring beautiful wild flowers and scenic river views. The trail is used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and walking. It is demarcated by blue blazes and is accessible year-round. Protected by NPS and TNC. Section "A" (1.7mi; 3.7mi loop via Towpath) is the most popular and arduous section requiring scrambling over angled rocks, boulders, and climbing. Section "B" (1.4mi) is rated as moderate. Minimal rock scrambling is required. Section "C" (1.6 mi) is also rated as moderate. $10 Fee to Enter Park.

hiking
3 days ago

Section A is not dog friendly, verry rocky and slow going if you take the kids along, beautiful vistas, not a lot of wild life and there is a lot of people on the trail.

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4 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

I did section A-C it was amazing! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great hike and amazing views. I recommend wearing hiking boots section A is no dogs

17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Definitely would rate moderate if you're comfortable with climbing and jumping on rocks. There is a sign that warns you when the trail becomes more difficult-and you can easily turn around if you are not comfortable with jumping and scaling rocks. Beautiful views and interesting trail over all.

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Love all the scrambling!

1 month ago

Great hike! Wonderful views and the perfect amount of climbing.

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1 month ago

It's easy yet breath taking. Be prepared to climb/jump on rocks though. Very kid friendly. It's crazy how many views they have.

IT IS MORE MODERATE THAN HARD

1 month ago