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This is a local trail for me and I hike it all the time. I found a ten dollar bill on this trail last fall! It's a great trail. I hike it counterclockwise. It does up and down quite a bit but not too steep. Very easy to hike - good for kids. There was a small fire here a few years back and there is evidence of it on the right when you are going up after the split. After that there is a spring with fresh mountain water to fill up your bottle or water your dog. At the top there is a look-out overlooking the north side of Frederick city and Fort Detrick. This portion of the trail runs beside the road - that is why I docked one star. Other than that this is a great trail - especially if you take the Black Trail from the top for the wide loop.

Tackled section A. Definitely not for the unprepared, and there are signs that will tell you so. Lots of rock bounding, climbing, and an awesome 50' almost sheer cliff to make your way down. One of the most fun trails I have ever been on, but I would not do it alone, out of shape, or under-supplied

got a bit lost. the park labels both an upper and lower yellow trail

Nice trail once you find it since the trailhead is not well marked. Need to go up staircase from parking lot off Ouella Ave.

Nice place for an afternoon walk.

I had the misfortune of doing this in sub-freezing weather, but the counter fortune of it lightly snowing while I was on the hike. This made for some painful moments, an icy beard, beautiful views and a hike that is deeply embedded in my memory. This hike gets a little tougher at the end when you come down as it gets a bit steep, rocky, and tough to keep track of the trail. But a much recommend hike from me. Five star, five star.

This trail was awesome. The whole family went. It was pretty rigorous around Billy Goat Trail A because of the natural rocks you have to climb. It can be dangerous. If your young children don't follow directions well, it may be better to leave them at home. Halfway around Billy Goat Trail A, there is a side trail to take to get back to the main Towpath. We were told by a hiker, and by the warning sign, that it got even more dangerous with steeper climbs and descents. So we chose to stop. Can't wait to go back and complete this hike. Beautiful, breathtaking views of the rapids and waterfalls.