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Great hike! The loop is not quite as loop-like as I was hoping. But the overlook is beautiful! Would do again!

Nice scenic walk. Lots of people on nice weekend days...

Started from the Carderock Recreation Area, combined Billy Goat Trail A, B, and C with the Overlook Trail, made a nice 10 mike hike. Carderock has a lot more parking spaces than Anglers.

The change in terrain and scenery was fun and challenging. The view was beautiful. The trail is definitely not marked as well as what I’m used to and we got a little turned around and confused, accidentally branching off onto a different trail at one point. It could have just been the day we went, but we did not encounter a ton of people on this trail, just occasionally. That made the hike more enjoyable.

just beautiful...watch your ankles...but.just beautiful

Nice easy walk, great views at White Rocks. The scenery around the trail is really nice. There's a lot of parking available too.

Went on a gorgeous early March day. Saw tons of birds and the river/canal/falls were all beautiful. Unfortunately section A was closed due to flooding, and sections B and C were fun but pretty easy. All in all a nice day!

17 days ago

Good parking. Trails are well marked. Maps are usually available at the information board. No fee, however donations are requested. Port-A-Potties at the parking areas.

Lots of uphill hiking! The views are spectacular and I loved the signs explaining the history of the area.

23 days ago

Great trail !! I did the trail in the fall !

24 days ago

Always a great spot. Never a let down.

1 month ago

Great hike with views all the way up and down. Good incline on way up. Somewhat rocky, nice hike with dogs

also saw a military plane/jet similar to an "osprey" fly perpendicular with the ridge line extremely low to the ground, wicked sight.

This trail is great! It’s well marked and a great workout. One of my favorites!

It's a great trail with beautiful views. It is important to know to go to the Billy goat trail you must enter from the Maryland side of the park and not Virginia side

1 month ago

Had a great time on this trail. Challenging climb in the beginning but worth it once you’re at the top! Plenty of historical sites & views to check out before you begin your decent. Did this in early February so it was a bit cold & windy. Would suggest folks make sure to have a windproof shell or other outer layer to stay comfortable when the wind picks up.

Great hike especially with dogs! Can’t wait to go back when it’s warmer!

1 month ago

A great hike and friendly people to meet along the way. Did run into a few snakes, but nothing to worry about if you are aware of your surroundings!

Difficult for sure, but well worth it. Just be expecting to be sore for the next few days afterward if you aren’t in great shape.

1 month ago

The hike was vary fun and challenging, but not too hard when it came to the ups and downs.

Great views, I’ve been here dozens of times during all seasons of the year.

1 month ago

Great trail. Loved scrambling on the rocks. Nice river views - especially beautiful with remnants of snow and ice.

we spent 3hours doing Section A plus one of the spurs and it was very beautiful. Heavy traffic buy everyone was respectful of one another.

2 months ago

One of the best hikes in the DMV area for sure.

Steep climb but ohhh so worth the views!!!

Due to bad road conditions on the mountain I had to park on a field off of Comus Rd. This allowed me to incorporate more of the Mountain Loop Trail to the summit adding a little over 3 miles to the loop. Thankfully, it was just snow, so the trails weren't too treacherous. The markers at the summit can get confusing. Some trails leading off the summit are way easier to walk down than others. I can't wait to retry this extended loop when it gets a bit warmer.

Not overly challenging couple mile loop, only difficult part is the trail is mostly on rocks that can be somewhat difficult to navigate, beautiful views of the river. Super crowded trail so if you want a hike to get away this isn’t for you.

section A offers some challenge and sections B&C are good for fun easy hikes.

So much biodiversity on this trail, and a bit of a challenge! The rock scramble is kind of intimidating and once you get to the high area with big rocks at the top of the trail, it can get tricky. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for dogs or children. Amazing views, so many opportunities to sit and take it all in with a lunch break. A short day hike, and worth the work! I would strongly recommend against doing this trail in slippery conditions.

2 months ago

This was an awesome loop. We had to park outside of the park because snow had the road closed...just added 1.4 miles each way. The rocks were slick and icy. The 50 foot wall was interesting but a lot of fun!

One of my all time favorites.

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