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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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Recent Reviews


Cascade Falls Trail

1 Completed 0 Reviews

Trail is nice, has a couple water crossings. My dogs like this trail and for those that are having a hard time finding this trail there is a map online. However if you go to print this out it takes up 6 pages. You can shrink it but it will be unreadable. I attached a link to the map.


White Trail Loop - Rocks State Park

1 Completed 1 Reviews

a little short for me but a great hike with a great view!


Overlook Trail

7 Completed 5 Reviews


Annapolis Rocks

37 Completed 2 Reviews

LOVE this hike. I go all the time, was just here a few days ago and to my surprise ran into no one on the trail or at the overlooks. This time we went out to the Black Rocks overlook and that was beautiful as well.


C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls

9 Completed 3 Reviews

Very nice views! Can get a bit crowded the later you go.


Sugarloaf Mountain: Blue Trail Loop

9 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a beautiful mountain! All of the trails are well maintained and marked well.The views are spectacular on the blue/green trail. Go during the week (if possible) to avoid crowds, and if you are seeking peace and tranquility. I went on a Thursday and only saw two other people. . .Winning! When we arrived we didn't realize that we could actually drive up the mountain to designated parking spaces. You can. . .to a more convenient park and the actual beginning of the trails.Although trails are marked well, my suggestion, grab a map.


Susquehanna State Park

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Many great trails right by the water to choose from! Spent all day here exploring. Some of the trails are not well marked but luckily we had cell service and were able to pull up directions back to where we parked. Looking forward to going back!


Cascade Falls Trail

15 Completed 1 Reviews

Wow good luck finding this, the directions given on this site lead you right in to a housing community...was very disappointing!


Catoctin Mountain Park 8-mile Loop

60 Completed 4 Reviews

Amazing long hike with my dog! I hadn't done this hike in 15 years and it did not disappoint. The full loop offers plenty of up and down trail (great workout) and several spectacular vistas. It's a busy trail and can be confusing. A trail map or online guide is essential. With all the fallen leaves and rocks, I recommend hiking poles.


Gold Mine Loop Trail

19 Completed 1 Reviews

I took the dogs and dogs are not allowed on the Billy Goat Trail portion of the hike which goes along the Potomac. It still was a very nice trail and we managed to get in 5 miles. The Overlook Trail is definitely a must to get some views of the Potomac below - particularly when there are not leaves on the trees. There tend to be a lot of people that visit this area.