Billy Goat Trail Loop

MODERATE 632 reviews
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Billy Goat Trail Loop is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The trail is demarcated by blue blazes and is accessible year-round. Protected by NPS and TNC. Section "A" (1.7mi; 3.7mi loop via Towpath) is the most popular and arduous section requiring scrambling over angled rocks, boulders, and climbing. Section "B" (1.4mi) is rated as moderate. Minimal rock scrambling is required. Section "C" (1.6 mi) is also rated as moderate. $10 Fee to Enter Park.

21 hours ago

Nice hike but be prepared for the rocks. Definitely wear hiking shoes and be prepared for crowds.

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4 days ago

Great trail, definitely wear hiking shoes. Beautiful scenic overlooks.

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12 days ago

Great place! Nice parking available at the Great Falls Tavern.

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12 days ago

Hiking boots are a must! Remember to stop & look up!

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16 days ago

Great trail! Loop A was pretty strenuous because of all the rocks, but I enjoyed it a lot!

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