Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Maryland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trail with two great waterfalls at either end. Great for all ages being just under a mile for the full loop. We hiked with lots of snow and it was a magnificent site.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful Beautiful Place. The power of the water is amazing. Multiple places for nice pictures.

amazing boardwalk. flat with entertaining sites and sounds.

Went out hiking today and section A of the Billy Goat Trail is closed due to flooding. Hoping to come back this summer and experience the full trail as we were looking forward to climbing over the rocks in that section.

hiking
11 days ago

Went in July with friends. Did it’s backwards beginning with C. B was the best part because it wasn’t as clogged as A with a bottle neck effect occurring at the steep rock face.

hiking
14 days ago

I’ve never seen the falls with this amount of water! It was a powerful display of nature!

There are plenty of dogs walked along this trail. Also a great skate park located near by for all ages

This is a nice and easy loop with tree identifiers and a few benches along the way. A short section of the trail has views of the river. A very pleasant walk!

From all the reviews it seems that none of these people have completed full length up to Pine tree campground. From trailhead there is a half mile loop walk. Most of the people will do that. After that half mile, you will have to turn left on beach and it continues about 3.9 miles after that you need to turn right and Pine tree campground is about .35 miles from there. Running on beach was sometime boring too. Pine tree were nice.

Most trails were still soaked with water

Had a total blast on this, also some super fun climbing spots just off the trail

Easy trail. The falls are crowded in the summer. When you loop back, you see some nice boulders.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice little trail. It is good for little kids as there is a really nice nature center and outdoor classroom where it seems to always have something going on. I know the majority of kids we were with were under 6 (we went for a sechudled program).

hiking
1 month ago

We went to this trail last Sunday. Not overly strenuous or crowded on a warm autumn day. Muddy in sections which is to be expected after it rained the day before. It’s a nice walk in the woods with minimal elevation. It’s been overlooked by us for the more popular park trails in the past. Well marked past the visitor center from the parking lot (on the left hand side). If you have a national parks pass entrance to the pay lot is free! Took us about 1.5 hours

Convenient hike to get out of the city and into nature. A pretty popular trail but you can avoid the crowds by going early in the morning or late near twilight. Overall pretty easy hike open to all levels.

hiking
1 month ago

I hike this at night under moon light. Saw a few deer. Nice views of the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike last year. It’s a decent hike for the area. Good views and some rock scrambling. Does get crowded and I prefer more quiet hikes.

Fun trail and beautiful views!

Gets a tad crowded during beautiful days

We just missed the fall colors but it was soon after a rain so the waterfalls were great. My mom is 69 and not in good physical shape but she was able to complete the 0.9 mile hike.

I love the difficulty and variety of the A loop- I think it’s one of the most challenging hikes in the DMV area. Pretty high trafficked route.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun Hike! Great for kids.

A pretty casual hike. A bit busy sometimes. Kids loved it.

This hike was more of a nature walk. My husband carried our son in his carrier and there were no issues at all. One stream crossing but crossed easily. Path is very wide, was slightly muddy but expected after a day of rain. Took about 1.5 hours to complete the loop. Lots of spurs off the main trail if you wanted to do more. Went on a Sunday and passed about 10 other groups.

Hiked the lighthouse trail(not to the actual lighthouse, that is at the end of the peninsula) which is roughly 2.5 miles. Easy hike, but nothing to write home about. Stay in trail, as hunters abound.

hiking
2 months ago

Short but lovely! Took the family here for a sort hike. It was busy but worth it. The falls were great and running full from all the rain. Definitely worth the stop!

This is a popular trail but it’s worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

We parked up at the visitor center and walked the towpath to trail A. We did Trail A & C. Trail B is closed. Trail is A is a lot of climbing up and over rocks for 90% of the trail. I loved it. Ankles are a little sore but worth it. Follow the Blue blazes on trees/rocks. We began at 8:30 on a Saturday and it was very less people but it got much busier as day went on. Rocks can be slippery and sandy if it has rained. Be careful. Not a good trail for those who are timid or have knee issues.

Then we took the towpath to Trail C and that is a regular flat trail along the river. Easy to navigate.

River view is amazing and see it the whole way. Bring water and a snack if doing 2-3 trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail, many rocks to climb and great views.

Beautiful trails with dog friendly people

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