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.
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.
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.
David and Max G.
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
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.
Love all the scrambling!
Great hike! Wonderful views and the perfect amount of climbing.
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