Billy Goat Trail Section B [CLOSED] is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 108 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

closed

Note: This trail is currently closed. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

A lot of the trail was closed. Still was able to walk around, but due to floods and the Coronavirus, things were slightly harder to access. Really fun, and had lots of cool photo spots!

hiking
1 month ago

during vivid many parking lots closed so plan accordingly

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

The Billy Goat Trial section B is closed right now. We ended up taking another small trail that led to the Billy Goat Trail and just doing the second half! Not an issue on the second half!

hiking
closed
9 months ago

hiking
scramble
10 months ago

Trail is very well marked and fairly busy with hikers. Some really nice and quiet areas off the trail including a beach like area. Some scramble required but not overly challenging. Felt longer than the 1+ miles but still really enjoyable.

hiking
scramble
11 months ago

Great fun.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

Definitely the real deal! Climbing, hiking, woods, views, heights, steep drop offs, amazing trail!

hiking
11 months ago

Great walk. Very scenic. Moderate rating is a little extreme. Fairly simple. This is more of a walk than hike.

hiking
Sun May 19 2019

Rock. River. Greenery. All is well. Decent. Toe Path.

recorded Recording - May 16, 01:34 PM

hiking
Thu May 16 2019

Fairly easy. The trail could be blazed a bit better. There were several places where it wasn't clearly evident which way to go.

hiking
muddy
rocky
Sat May 11 2019

hiking
muddy
scramble
Sat May 11 2019

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
Sat May 11 2019

hiking
Sun Apr 07 2019

Fun day hiking. Took our dog without difficulty. Moderate was an accurate description with rocks and stream crossing. Just enough challenge to keep it fun.

hiking
Sat Mar 30 2019

Easy trail along the water, get there early because it gets super crowded! Rock scramble was fun and not too tough.

Sat Mar 16 2019

Nice short day hike

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
Mon Mar 11 2019

hiking
muddy
scramble
Mon Mar 11 2019

Some rock scrambling but easier detours available, a bit muddy, stream crossing

hiking
Thu Dec 06 2018

Did this in early June. Nice moderate trail off the C&O towpath. There was a scramble or two but nothing too crazy. Able to take my mini Aussie on this with no issues

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

This trail is currently closed due to damaged caused by summer storms. The trail needs to be rebuilt.

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