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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

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Billy Goat Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great views! Easy trail :)

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Billy Goat Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Best trail I've been on in the area so far. Not for the casual walker... Steep climbs, scenic views, however there is no way off the trail once you start... Take water. Overall def worth the drive there!

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Billy Goat Trail
by Kim B

3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Gold Mine Loop Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Good trail with some good views of the falls. Did this one with the dog and he was fine. A few small off shoots on fingers worth wandering down to really enhance the view points.

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Billy Goat Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Taking dogs on the trail is very difficult due to the large boulders that must be scaled. This is a beautiful trail with moderate difficulty. There is a large 30-40 foot wall that must be climbed at about a 50-60 degree angle.

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Overlook Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

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Billy Goat Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

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Billy Goat Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I took friends from out-of-town on this trail. They couldn't believe they were so close to Washington DC. It is beautiful any time of year.

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Blockhouse Point Loop
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40 Completed 11 Reviews

The scenery on this hike was pretty. It's dog-friendly and has a creek that crosses the path. That being said, the trails were really confusing to follow. It intersects a busy road twice and was not well marked.

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Billy Goat Trail
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31 Completed 6 Reviews

This is definitely one of my favorites in the area. It can get very crowded on a nice day, but it comes with the territory around DC. The nearby views of the falls are great, and the Billy Goat Trail is a short but challenging alternative to the flat and kind of boring C&O Canal.

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