Billy Goat Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Billy Goat Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

hiking
2 days ago

An absolutely beautiful trail. I enjoyed every second of it. My only complaint is that it was a little busy and there were some moments where you had to wait on other people to cross some sections of the trail. Other than that it was totally worth it and tons of fun!

hiking
6 days ago

Loved it!

8 days ago

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2 months ago

Good trail for nice long walk. Bad trail to bring your doggie. There's a lot of other people hiking and walking around.

2 months ago

Unfortunately the first part A of the Billy Goat hike is closed till June. Also the Great Falls lookout hike is closed ( not sure until when. ) This looks like the trail to get the great view of the Falls. It is several KM flat walk along the canal and river to reach the B and C part of this trail.
Will return to do part A another time.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good trail, very dynamic. Especially fun if you like to rock climb as well as hike

walking
4 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Great trail with a lot of views. Way too many people to make enjoyable for a personal hike. Beautiful landscape