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Billy Goat Trail

Potomac, MD

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

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Great Falls Overlook Trai...
1 day ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful views! Not as heavily trafficked during weekday mornings.

on Billy Goat Trail
3 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

The trail was good but very rocky. It's completely manageable without hiking boots or gear. There's one steep spot that looks intimidating but really wasn't bad once you realize you don't have to come back down it! I haven't been to the VA side yet but my friend said the views there are better.

on Billy Goat Trail
5 days ago

hiking
5 Completed4 Reviews

A lot of fun with some great views. I don't recommend this for anyone with weak ankles! A lot of jumping from rock to rock.
If you're low on time, I would recommend section A. Not very strenuous but a good time.

on Billy Goat Trail
8 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great!!!

on Billy Goat Trail
9 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I went on the Billy goat trail A to B with my friend it was literally the best trail in the world!


9 days ago

Awesome! Climbed through the rocks along the river, it took about 3.5 hours total between the climb, checking out Great Falls and the walk along the gravel trail back to the car. Well worth a visit.

on Billy Goat Trail
10 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a very nice view the whole time and part A was amazing I highly recommend doing both trails A and B.

on Billy Goat Trail
12 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Billy Goat Trail
12 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

great trail did section A and B a lot of rock climbing on A

on Billy Goat Trail Section ...
13 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I think this is a nicer hike than described. It's not very crowded and there are plenty of opportunities to go down t the river and several areas of rock, including places where you climb on them. It does not have the rocky staircase like section A, but I would trade that any day for fewer people.

on Billy Goat Trail Section ...
13 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I think this is a nicer hike than described. It's not very crowded and there are plenty of opportunities to go down t the river and several areas of rock, including places where you climb on them. It does not have the rocky staircase like section A, but I would trade that any day for fewer people.


15 days ago

hiking

I've done this hike several times with my 8yo son. Lot's of rock scrambling and beautiful views here. We both love it.

on Billy Goat Trail
19 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Billy Goat Trail
21 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Ran trail A and it took be about an hour starting and ending from the visitor center. Was not crowded due to midday and extremely hot/humid. Make sure to take water with you in a camelback or on a belt, as you will need to use your hands for most of the trail.

on Billy Goat Trail
22 days ago

hiking
5 Completed1 Reviews

Section A to B is a very fun and engaging loop hike. great views. I would suggest getting there earlier in the morning when there is less traffic

on Great Falls Overlook Trai...
23 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing hiking experience.

on Billy Goat Trail Section ...
23 days ago

hiking
7 Completed3 Reviews

It was easy and nice hike with my mom ;)

on Billy Goat Trail
23 days ago

hiking
7 Completed3 Reviews

Very light and very nice hike with super amazing views of forests, river and nature :)

on Billy Goat Trail
23 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Really great trail and fun but made the mistake of wanting to hit up the "hard" trail Billy Goat and found myself on a quick leisurely hike by only taking " Billy Goat"..expected around6 miles and got about 2


24 days ago