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Billy Goat Trail

Potomac, MD

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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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Billy Goat Trail
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

Excellent trail & challenge! The earlier you go, the better.

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Sugarloaf Mountain: Blue Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The Blue trail was a great hike. Trail was well maintained and marked clearly. Rocky in some places flat in other areas. Down and up good work out a little over 2 hours and 775 calories!

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Catoctin Mountain Park 8-mile Loop
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Good trail. Even amount of climbs and descend. Loads of rocky trails. The dog loved it.

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Annapolis Rocks
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love annapolis rock, I'm thinking about going to catch a sunrise there someday! Does anyone know if annapolis rock faces west or what have you? I'm intrested in going to film a sunrise.

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Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap, Fox Gap, & Turners Gap
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17 Completed 14 Reviews

There are three shelters here, and actually four, not two, good places to park along this section of the Appalachian Trail. Two are at Gathland State Park, which is about 4/5 the way up the trail segment. The other two can easily be found at appalachiantrail.rohland.org. Hiking in from Gathland is easiest as the terrain in both directions is an easy incline up the ridges. Hiking in from the South end should be rated 'moderate' or 'difficult' due to the steep and rocky incline/decline. We parked at the south side of the park as well as at Gathland for a nice ~8 mile hike one way, and slept at the Ed Garvey shelter, which has a privy and a couple of lean-tos.

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Beaver Marsh Trail (Orange Trail) - Elk Neck State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The "Trail Info" on this page is not correct. The trail is 3 miles round trip. My 8 year old son and I completed it in an hour today. Heather Wenzel's description is very accurate. As we got to the beach and it appeared that the trail disappeared, we were about to turn back when I realized we were very close to our starting point. So we got our feet wet going through a small stream and pushed through some sticker bushes to finish the loop. Fun hike!

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Billy Goat Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I took my dog there for the first time and I took her on trail A which dogs aren't allowed to go on but my PitBull puppy(4monthsOld) did it like a champ she climbed up the side of the mountain and jumped over rocks I know she had a blast and will be doing it again with her

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White Trail Loop - Rocks State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was our first trail from this page. My wife and Beagle and I did the White Trail after stopping at a couple of incorrect parking areas in the park..use the lot right off of 24. The Green trail starts across the street and quickly joins the White trail. Go to the left to get to the King/Queen Chairs first. They are about 15 minutes up an easy hill. We were glad we went left as the latter half of the loop is pretty rocky and down hill in spots and may have been a little tougher to go up the rocks with the dog. My wife has mild asthma and had no issues, though we probably stop for a breather a little more often than most. Good hike, good site. Will consider going premium.

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