Billy Goat Trail

#1 of 9 trails in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Billy Goat Trail is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Potomac, MD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

7.3 miles 213 feet Loop
hiking trail running walking river rocky scramble views wild flowers
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Section "A" (1.7mi; 3.7mi loop via Towpath) is the most popular and arduous section requiring scrambling over angled rocks, boulders, and climbing. Section "B" (1.4mi) is rated as moderate. Minimal rock scrambling is required. Section "C" (1.6 mi) is also rated as moderate.