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Billy Goat Trail is comprised of three sections of trail locatednear Potomac, MD featuring beautiful wild flowers and scenic river views. The trail is used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and walking. It is demarcated by blue blazes and is accessible year-round. Protected by NPS and TNC.

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Christy Lawson (880)

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genaro aguilar (36)

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Andrea H. (37)

Beautiful scenery. Every bit worth visiting.

Brandon Tudor (42)

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Katie Conlon (60)

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Andrew Sheppard (84)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike minutes from DC! Go early because there are a lot of people but it's very adventurous. Steep rock faces, gaps to jump. Awesome scenery and views of the Potomac make this hike a must do! Gets very hot at mid day with limited shade so bring water!

Veeay C (279)

3 Completed3 Reviews

This is an amazing hike!! It was my first hike with rock scrambles. It worked almost every muscle in my body. I woke up sore but absolutely loved the hike. There were great views..and was a wonderful workout. It was pretty crowded..but everyone was very nice. I loved this hike and will definitely do it again!!

Michael Jacobsen (37)

2 Completed1 Reviews

I hiked the trail twice back in Cub Scouts. The first time I hiked it I was about 10 years old, so it's alright for young children. It does require some physical ability, however.

Fallon Ragan (96)

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Adrian Sobie (82)

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