Billy Goat Trail Section B

MODERATE 71 reviews
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Billy Goat Trail Section B is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

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2 months ago

Great trail . enjoy the rock
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3 months ago

Best Trail around

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4 months ago

5 months ago

All of my friends rave about how amazing this trail is -- they weren't wrong! If you love rock climbing this is for sure the place. Follow the blue lines and you're set!

5 months ago

Nice short hike along the river, listening to the rushing water most of the way. Very busy and parking (Anglers) can be really difficult. I'd consider this just barely moderate - there are a couple short rock scrambles but most is path with very little elevation gain. The Billy Goat Trail B is actually not a loop - it's an out and back trail but people generally take the towpath back, creating the loop. Actual trail is only 1.4 miles.

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6 months ago

Great trail! My dog loved it!!! He loves climbing on all the rocks and had a great time running through the beachy part of the water. Highly recommend. Awesome views.

8 months ago

Both B and C are very good. They have good views of the Potomac along with some easy rock scrambles. Also are well maintained.

9 months ago

Great with kids and dogs! We went on a Monday with a little rain and had the place to ourselves.

9 months ago

Good work out

10 months ago

Billy Goat B is great for a trail run with a little bit of rocks and dogs are allowed! The cover photo is for the harder Billy Goat Section A, not B. There are water features, but I wouldn't say waterfall - for the waterfalls you want the Great Falls Olmstead/Overlook Trail at Great Falls Park, MD.

10 months ago

Great trail! One of the best in Maryland! Beautiful views aplenty, and the trail is a perfect difficulty. If you live in MD, this is a must-hike!

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11 months ago

Great climbs and views of the river. Pack a lunch and enjoy the scenery.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Nice trail !

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I loved hiking here went with my brother my mother and a dog and we all had a blast be prepared to climb up some rocks and have a ton of fun. Will definitely be doing this again !

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

I think this is a nicer hike than described. It's not very crowded and there are plenty of opportunities to go down t the river and several areas of rock, including places where you climb on them. It does not have the rocky staircase like section A, but I would trade that any day for fewer people.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

It was easy and nice hike with my mom ;)

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Great trail-enough climbing to keep things interesting. Beautiful view/wildlife

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