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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.

hiking
16 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.

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

hiking
1 month ago

November 2018- This trail is a hidden gem. We went clockwise. On the canal side you have a few water crossings and it was super muddy after a rain the day before. On the other side we had super pretty mini waterfalls, moss and fall foliage. There were two points where we really lost the trail and feel like it could be marked better. Some blazes were faded or not obvious. Not too crowded on a warm autumn day. Took us about 1 hr 15 mins

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.

Beautiful hike. Enjoyed the view at White Rocks more than Sugarloaf!

hiking
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.

Fun trail and beautiful views!

Gets a tad crowded during beautiful days

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun Hike! Great for kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy quick hike with a couple of great over look spots and picnic tables right on one. Great for children and dogs.

hiking
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.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail, many rocks to climb and great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Hike will test a bit. Limited views of the valley below. Definitely recommend avoiding the weekend crowds.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a perfect hike very close to Washington DC. A privately owned mountain is very well kept. As you arrive turn up the one way road and head to the the west view parking lot which is ample. There you will find the trail head going west at the circle to the east up the hill to the left. We chose the start going west and found the hike well marked and very rocky. The almost 6 mile hike with a stop at white rock overlook took us less than 3 hours but at times with some changes in elevations but nothing difficult. Great hike!

Great workout for the distance. Lots of up and down. I'd definitely do it again.

Good trail and decent workout as well. Ran into several deer on my hike. Would do it again.

Private property now is on the trailhead.

great hike. Section B was closed due to flooding. be prepared with a good amount of water

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked trail A. Great view, great workout. Has some challenging areas so, appropriate shoes are suggested. Will definitely go again. Does get a bit congested in the later morning hours.

Moderate tough with beautiful river side scenery and the sound of gushing river water.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, shaded walk. It's a loop, so half of the hike will be pretty flat/downhill/easy, while the second half heads back uphill and is challenging. Picnic tables along the way for lunch, and not heavily trafficked. We brought our dog and she loved it.

Love this trail. Slight workout but not overwhelming!

Because I was running out of time I only did part B and the view of the river and wall of rocks was fenomenal

This is a great hike, beautiful views and so close to the city.

section A is great workout with amazing scenery. get there early to beat the crowd. definitely recommend starting at the trailhead closest to the visitor center and bring plenty of water with you.

Trail A was a lot of fun. Watch your step on this one =]

hiking
4 months ago

I did Billy Goat Trails A and C (B was closed). I also hiked a good bit on the tow path for the return trip. Get there early. I was there and ready to start at 7 am. Hardly anyone around. By 930-10 am, there were lots of people. this trail is good for hiking or running. Follow the blue markers. Also, I rec getting the pro version of All Trails. My parents called me while I was hiking. I got distracted and got off trail (badly). When I got off track, it was easy to find my way back using the app. NI encountered no mosquitoes, which was a bonus. Trail is very shady. I definite repeat.

hiking
4 months ago

-narrow, single lane path
-mostly dirt, good for running
-follow white/lt blue hash marks on trees

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