Billy Goat Loop Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Billy Goat Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

It’s a great trail but I won’t categorize it as easy. There is a 50 feet cliff on this trail so be prepared for that. A lot of basis level bouldering involved

hiking
5 months ago

Went here for a hike with my husband and even though part of the trail was closed due to flooding it was a nice hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views but very difficult. It was crowded today which was fun but did slow things down. Surprised to see small children.

hiking
9 months ago

More hiking than I expected. Way harder than I thought.

hiking
11 months ago

it should be noted that this "easy" version of this trail is not shown on the map that you download from AllTrails, and the main photo above is also not part of this hike. If you enter at Anglers and cross the bridge to the towpath, Billy Goat A is to the right (the entrance to this trail is on the right in the main photo)...this trail is pretty difficult and comes with lots of warnings. The actual easy trail (Billy Goat B) is to the left after you cross the bridge at Anglers.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

simple and easy loop - pretty much gets repetitive after coming here so many times...now its just super crowded and not as fun as it used to be as the trails seem to be getting worn down

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recorded Billy Goat Loop Trail

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

recorded Track - Jul 23 11:33 AM

Saturday, July 23, 2016