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Billy Goat Trail

Potomac, MD

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Billy Goat Trail is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Potomac, MD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

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Hackberry Hollow - Fountain Rock Park
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

At only 22 acres, Fountain Rock Park is too small for serious hiking. But for its small size, it's got so much to offer. History buffs will appreciate the historic lime kilns, old quarry site, and cabins that have been converted into program buildings and park offices. The Trout Pond offers fishing - almost year round - due to the fact that it's fed by one of Maryland's largest natural springs. You can find people fishing in February since the warmer spring water rarely freezes over. There's also a Nature Center that's free and open to the public on weekends. The park is perhaps best known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. Several varieties of turtles, including snappers, painted, red-eared sliders, and even diamondbacks are readily visible from the Quarry Pond boardwalk in the warmer months. It's also a great spot for birding, whether you're looking for waterfowl by the Trout Pond or watching the bird feeder stations from inside the nature center. It's a very accessible park that's great for families.

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Catoctin Creek Loop
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Catoctin Creek Park is classic Frederick County, Maryland. It's the park where rolling farmland meets the woods. Hiking near the creek you may get a chance encounter with more rare wildlife, such as wild turkeys, minks, beaver, and bald eagles. Climb the hillsides and you get a sweeping vista of neighboring farms. The park also has a Nature Center that is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. This is definitely one of Frederick County's lesser-known gems!

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Lake Waterford Park Trail
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24 Completed 13 Reviews

Nice hike.

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Trails of Seneca Creek State Park
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

It was a nice and easy hike around the lake

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c&o canal
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Spent a very enjoyable day walking with the dog on the section of the towpath from Dam 4 to McMahons Mill. Its a nice 8 mile walk for an afternoon on a nice flat path. You can bring your lunch to enjoy at the Mill then turn around and head for home. Makes for a great day.

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gunpowder falls state park
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful. Prickers were overgrown and a little annoying.

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Lake Montebello-Herring Run Park Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

It took us two separate tries to actually find the parking place/where to go because we were certain we were going the wrong way the first time so we went a more "obvious" route and found other nice things but not the lighthouse trail. The second time around we stuck to our guns and actually got there, you will think you're going to the wrong place your first time because of the drive through the town and you feel you are invading on them but you're going the right way. There are only about ten parking spaces, I can't imagine what they do during nice weather for parking. We went on a very windy cold day and were the only ones parked. We saw a few park rangers before starting on the trail that confirmed bald eagles and I was told it was a 1.5 mile hike to the lighthouse. We ran in to two locals who were friendly and two hunters otherwise we were the only people the whole time which was nice. There is a place called Hawk Watch about 3/4th the way up to the lighthouse which is where we saw the bald eagles. This is a nice and easy hike with some beautiful views but again, I imagine during nice weather it's too packed too enjoy.

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Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Recently visited Fair Hill for the first time after a big snow storm and it was a last minute decision so we were ill prepared for sloshing around in the melting snow. There are trail markers throughout for horseback riding, ATV, hiking, etc. which was a nice surprise. There are also trail markers on the trees directing you on paths. There is a $3 parking/park fee for out of state visitors that you drop in the box and place the date and matching envelope number in your dashboard, not a bank breaker. There are great little surprises along the trails like someone made chairs and benches out of tree stumps. I'll update my review when we go back again with more time and preparedness.

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Calvert Cliffs State Park Loop Trail
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12 Completed 10 Reviews