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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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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome trail. Got engaged at the top of the straight cliff climb looking out over the river. Beautiful!!

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Double Rock Park Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

FYI - The park entrance is at the end of Texas Rd. I submitted an update to the map but as of this writing it has not yet been corrected. The entrance at the end of Hiss and Fowler Ave is for the garden section for growing your own items. There is no car accessible road between the two parts when I was there.

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Severn Run Environmental Area Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love that people don't really know about this area, it was evident in the lack of trash. I was also using the 60 hikes of Baltimore book. I found a little place to park, not much room for more than two cars. I easily found the start of the trail and going out it wasn't so bad. The trails are not blazed at all. On the way back I ended up straying off the trail I had followed out. I had to bush wack back to my car. It was more annoying then anything since the area I was in was surrounded on all sides I knew I wasn't going to actually get lost. I walked out to the overgrown jeep roads mentioned in the book, which I am 99 percent sure are in the environmental area and found 3 or 4 hunting blinds in the trees, just a heads up for anyone going in the fall not expecting hunting to be happening (I didn't as the signs said no hunting.)

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Wolf Pit Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Terrible location, nowhere to park! I would not recommend this to anyone!

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Lighthouse Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice short walk!

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Sugarloaf Mountain: Blue Trail Loop
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

White Rock gave us a beautiful view of Maryland. It's a very easy trail. On the way back down you'll run into a road. Make sure you cross it and keep going on the blue trail to get back to the west parking lot.

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Billy Goat Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Appalachian Trail: Interstate 70 to Turners Gap
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Some decent views but relatively flat after initial climb. There's better hikes in the area if you're driving from far out.

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Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West-Morgan Runs Trails
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20 Completed 3 Reviews

Loved the fact that it was challenging...However, the trails aren't well marked at all. I followed a blue trail on the way back & it went into an area that had "Private" spray painted down a tree. Easy to get lost. Lucky GPS was working on RunKeeper so it was challenging but doable to get back to the trails.
I took the entrance near Cherry Tree Hills & ended up trekking near the reservoir itself instead of following the trail b/c the trail wasn't really marked. After wearing myself out near the reservoir b/c it wasn't at all well traveled, I trekked north hoping to find the trail that shifted & after a short time I found it again. Not too terribly difficult but challenging.

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Annapolis Rocks
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was challenging for a beginner, but so worth the hike up! I got to push myself and felt very rewarded afterwards. The natural spring is definitely worth checking out as well :)

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