Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Billy Goat Trail Section C is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 167 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

recorded Billy Goat Trail Section C

hiking
scramble
18 days ago

hiking
scramble
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail with great views of the river and some short rock scrambles. Relatively flat. Trail in good condition and not too crowded. Section C is open during COVID times, but A and B are closed due to high water.

hiking
3 months ago

started at the difficult run parking lot. got alittle lost omw to the swamp trail at the start and ended up off trail but got back on it thanks to the app. beautiful views! saw some vultures perched along the trees at the highest point and some deer early on. can't wait to come back.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail along the river. Not overly challenging, but does have a few rock scramble spots to add some variety. All in all, a very nice loop and an awesome way to spend an hour and a half in the DMV!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

SUPER fun trail!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Rocky trail near the bank of the river, but if you get to the turnaround point and you’re tired ... just take the gravel road back to you car.

awesome trail. great spots to hangout and enjoy nature.

I just moved to northern virginia and this was the first trail I've taken my dogs on. they loved it just wish it was a little more challenginf.

hiking
10 months ago

Quick hike down Billy Goal C and back along the tow path

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail to take for a dog. A couple spots with mild climbing

hiking
bugs
off trail
Thu Jun 20 2019

Mon May 27 2019

Good hike with some lovely views. Involves a few spots of mild climbing.

hiking
rocky
Sun May 26 2019

hiking
Tue Jan 29 2019

Nice views of the water. Great hike with the cub scouts troop. Roughly 1 1/2 - 2hrs to hike trail C and back to the north parking lot via the C&O towpath.

hiking
Fri Jan 04 2019

Went on 1-1-19. So many different types of birds spotted! The trail offered beautiful water views throughout. There was a moderate amount of litter/ trash towards the end of the trail which was sad. We took the towpath back and it took us about 1.5 hours.

hiking
Mon Oct 29 2018

Great trail, very dog friendly

Tue May 29 2018

It was a nice walk but the trail needs to be groomed up a bit.

hiking
Sat Sep 30 2017

Nice walk along the Potomac. Northern end starts along cliffs similar to upper Billy Goat Trail sections, where many people were rock climbing. As the topography flattens out, there are many places where you can leave the trail and walk along the water's edge. You can do an out and back, or complete a loop by walking along the C&O Canal Towpath back to your starting point.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Showing results 1 - 29 of 181