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Love all the scrambling!

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

Longer than 6.5 miles. Very nice long loop!

11 days 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.


great views! not hard to get too. technical but options for easier paths as well.

I love this trail and it is my to go trail. One nice thing about section A is you can choose harder route or easier. I like jumping from rock to rock so I usually pick the route closer to the patomac river which is more rocky. But the views are beautiful and the distance is not that long.

Harder than we assumed, but a great workout. Being in shape definitely helps. Tons of rocks and rock climbing!

It's not a very difficult hike but the views of the Potomac are beautiful.

It was a short hike on the billy goat trail because we unfortunately got lost ,but it was still a nice hike along the river.

The Billy goat trail is divided into 3 sections: A, B, C and they are not continually connected. You do one section then walk down the next part. Section A is the hardest, lots of rock scrambling but very fun and plenty of blazes to lead you along and beautiful water views. Section B is much easier with 2 or 3 rock scrambles but mostly flat ground, better for dogs, or small children and less blazes. Section C is even easier than B. Liked the trails, the worst part is walking on the gravel trail, about 3 or more miles straight away back to parking lot to get your car, lol. We saw beautiful autumn colors all throughout though.

26 days ago

Beautiful trail! Lots of rock scrambling, probably best to avoid if you're scared of heights or have weak ankles/knees. Bring a snack and plenty of water, and plan to take a long time so you don't run out of sunlight

Love this hike!!

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1 month ago

It was so beautiful out yesterday. This was a nice ride.