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Billy Goat Trail

Potomac, MD

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Trail Running

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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  • Best Mountain Biking

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Recent Reviews

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Robert E. Lee Park-Lake Roland Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

F**k the Union Park Rangers at the front trading post. they ratted me and my buddies out to the Erosion Control. They sent reinforcements and tore down our righteous jumps. I remeber so many good times in those woods, but those senile party poopers ripped down our line. Those jumps had been standing for years and they come over and destroy the beautiful history. Go get a life and stop ruining the fun of us young athletic radical young adults. Stop being so butt hurt that we walked past you with shovels all summer.

Also a special shoutout to the roadies who frequently take spills from the jumps. Sorry you can't ruin the lips and trannys that we had worked so hard to pack the past months. Take your squid lids and go home. Kona Howler, Scott Voltage, and Treck Ticket S for lyyyyyfe. Also a shoutout to the dank brakeless 20 boys who ripped around the jumps too.

Sorry Tribal man we will never be graced with your presence as you walk your dog and jam every weekday at 5:30.

Sorry sexy runner chicks, we will not be gracing you with our stellar appearances this summer, hopefuly you can find some other studs to fantisize day and night abou

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McKeldin Area Loop - Patapsco Valley State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A very well maintained, scenic route. The trail had moderate inclines and rock gardens. Beautiful water falls and a large portion of trail follows the river. This is a great loop for a couple hour hike. Easy access and lovely landscapes.

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Annapolis Rocks
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Today was the first time I hiked this trial. It was my first hike of the new year and I really enjoyed this trail.

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Seneca Creek State Park: Clopper Lake Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent hike today with the dog. First time there, so it took me a few to figure out where to park, but plenty of options. Great trails. A few hills, but well marked and easy to follow. Will definitely be back.

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Janes Island State Park Campground
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I LOVE this trail it is so easy but yet you can go the hole 3 mi or you can leave whenever because of the roads going back ever 30 ft. It takes you through the woods and also through wide trails its so fun!

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Piney Run Park Trails
by Damaged Chaos

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Enjoyable walk on the trails but wasn't marked very well and upkeep seemed a bit poor for the trails. However, those two complaints are most likely if not definitely the result of the park not being fully open for the year.

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Thurston Griggs to Appalachain Trail to Black Rock
by Damaged Chaos

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail. Even with ice and snow!

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White Trail Loop - Rocks State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We had a pleasant autumn hike along the white trail. We be out our 7, 9, and 11 year old grandsons and we had a really good time. We enjoyed the views and climbing
climbing on the King and Queen seats. The kids enjoyed the imaginative playground. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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Capital Crescent Ramble
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23 Completed 7 Reviews

Great for biking. Can take this straight from Bethesda area into DC with very little difficulty, potential for good speed :o) . Now has pit stops along the way for minor bike repairs (air, chain fix). Also note: if you're biking, be nice to your fellow trail users and let them know when you're passing. I've seen a lot of oblivious people nearly get run over. Has a lovely section that goes through forested area near the canal. Can continue off the trail through DC up to Hains Point if you really want a good ride. Have accessed all sorts of other parts of DC from here, from The National Mall to Union Station to the Zoo.

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Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area Trails
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23 Completed 7 Reviews

Explored Soldier's Delight on a warmer winter day. Took the Serpentine Trail and immediately thankful I wore good boots. The trail was either (1) muddy, wet, and sunken like a dried creek bed, (2) solid ice, or (3) nubby rock depending on where you were. The landscape is eerie and desolate, with scrubby brush, spindly oak, and stretches of grassland interspersed with areas of forest. I kept trying to find beauty in my surroundings -- the grassland really was lovely, with shades of purple, red, and yellow. It almost looked like the land was on fire (interestingly, since the ecosystem is actually dependent on fire). I also reminded myself that the serpentine barren is home to many rare and endangered insects and plants, so it made things more interesting. What I couldn't stand though, were the power lines cutting through the trail, and the constant sound of gunshots in the distance. There's a shooting range nearby, and it makes you feel like you're in a horror movie. I may go back to check out the trails that go near the old mines, or to experience it in another season for trail running.

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