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Potomac, Maryland Map
3 days ago

Excellent trail and good views and terrain. Clean !

Section A- For someone with no real hiking experience, this trail was certainly challenging (in a good way) but entirely doable, despite also being a little out of shape. There were such breathtaking views throughout the whole 3.5 mile loop and the rock scrambling made it so much more enjoyable than trails that are more just like walks. It had rained several hours before my group went and the rocks were still somewhat slick from that, which especially made the 50' incline all the more difficult (but again, entirely doable). Taking it more at a leisurely pace, it took us (all in our 20s and healthy) 3 hours but it could definitely be done in 2-2.5. I would highly recommend this trail!

Very fun trail, I usually go slightly off trail to climb some of the larger rocks. But I would make sure to have plenty of water and make sure to bring other people as the trail can get pretty difficult at times (especially off trail). Either way, it's a great trail anyone of my favorites

Good trail, very dynamic. Especially fun if you like to rock climb as well as hike

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.

1 month ago

You can't beat this local (to D.C.) trail! It has great views, a rock scramble and it's super easy to get to. The entire Billy Goat Trail loop takes about 3 hours.