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Very muddy but passable. Keep your eyes open for falling trees. The wind brought a few down already and it looks like a few more are coming down soon.

Kind of a weird trail that follows a gravel road for half the distance and then turns on to a path that you would normally associate with a hiking trail. The falls are nice, especially after a lot of rain like we've gotten recently. Overall an easy hike with a pretty waterfall at the end.

Was a wonderful easy hike. A little treacherous going down to the bottom of falls. Beautiful area.

15 days ago

Beautiful and very ease access.

Great hike. 1 mile in. Climb down. Two awesome waterfalls then 1’mile out. It’s clean. No trash. Great hike.

Went out hiking today and section A of the Billy Goat Trail is closed due to flooding. Hoping to come back this summer and experience the full trail as we were looking forward to climbing over the rocks in that section.

Fun trail, but felt more like 2 miles. The first half had cool cliff/rock views and small waterfalls. The second half followed the river - due to the recent rain there were several fun jumps over the creeks adjoining the river

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17 days ago

Went in July with friends. Did it’s backwards beginning with C. B was the best part because it wasn’t as clogged as A with a bottle neck effect occurring at the steep rock face.

great water

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22 days ago

Cute little "hike". It's mostly a waterfall overlook, but it was a pretty great overlook! Perfect stroll with kids.

Very pretty boardwalk, and scenery. We needed to consult the app often to stay on track. It took us a little under 2 hours to complete. We went after rain, on 12-29 so it was pretty swampy in spots.

Easy access. Beautiful falls even on a rainy day!

Had a total blast on this, also some super fun climbing spots just off the trail

Great trail, waterfalls and flowing river were awesome

Convenient hike to get out of the city and into nature. A pretty popular trail but you can avoid the crowds by going early in the morning or late near twilight. Overall pretty easy hike open to all levels.

Must do for anyone who loves Civil War history like myself. Tons of history markers that gives you a feel of how the battle played out. Great park with a really nice vistors center.

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2 months ago

Did this hike last year. It’s a decent hike for the area. Good views and some rock scrambling. Does get crowded and I prefer more quiet hikes.

Well marked, and you can walk a little or a lot.

Fun trail and beautiful views!

Gets a tad crowded during beautiful days

Really nice spot. Took 11, 9, and 3 yr olds and they all had a good time. Difficulty is what you make it. Somewhat steep track down a hill to the falls, the rocks on the stream can be tricky if you decide to play around on them, but nothing has to be too crazy if you don’t want it to be and you can still enjoy a great view and environment.

Nice!

I love the difficulty and variety of the A loop- I think it’s one of the most challenging hikes in the DMV area. Pretty high trafficked route.

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2 months ago

Fun Hike! Great for kids.

tricky for me but the waterfall is worth it

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3 months ago

We parked up at the visitor center and walked the towpath to trail A. We did Trail A & C. Trail B is closed. Trail is A is a lot of climbing up and over rocks for 90% of the trail. I loved it. Ankles are a little sore but worth it. Follow the Blue blazes on trees/rocks. We began at 8:30 on a Saturday and it was very less people but it got much busier as day went on. Rocks can be slippery and sandy if it has rained. Be careful. Not a good trail for those who are timid or have knee issues.

Then we took the towpath to Trail C and that is a regular flat trail along the river. Easy to navigate.

River view is amazing and see it the whole way. Bring water and a snack if doing 2-3 trails.

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3 months ago

Fun trail, many rocks to climb and great views.

I hiked the trail today . Lots of boulders,rock formations and outcroppings. The last third of the trail goes along the creek. Really good surprise for the area .

Nice place for an easy hike (bike are not allowed) in the middle of the summer make sure to check yourself for ticks they are all over stay on the trail for best chance of not taking some home, great place to visit .

Very historical. It is a paved trail. Very easy hike. Good for the whole family.

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