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Perfect time of year for Billy Goat trail

Blue blaze trail markers are set often, generally easy to see, but many parts of the hike will be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful hikr

This trail is just wonderful, lots of wild nature, very close to the Potomac river, some rock... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue blaze trail markers are set often, generally easy to see, but many parts of the hike will be very slow rock / boulder fields. I loved this, but it may not be for everyone. Great views of the Potomac, plus short walk on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is just wonderful, lots of wild nature, very close to the Potomac river, some rock climbing but well manageable!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank L1122IFbarbaran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking up the Potomac on the Maryland side, from Old Angler's Inn to the Park is a wonderful way to spend a weekend afternoon with the family. We took kids, dogs, backpacks with drinks and snacks, dressed in good walking shoes, ready for mud, a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pat O
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Before I took this trail I was advised it had “some rocks” - no, it is ALL rocks. And there’s no way to get out of them. Not for anyone without sure footing or older people. It had too many rocks to really be enjoyable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank smerk44
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This trail is not for the beginner or anyone with physical dis-abilities. It is a trail for amazing view of the fall line Potomac River at its wildest point within 25 miles of downtown Washington DC. It is a long side trail off the the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Fabulous place for the views and to get a workout. Through the woods, along the river, on top of the boulders. Bring a picnic if you like and set up on top of a cliff. Really special.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank grandpoobah7
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

The billy goat trail is wonderful! Definitely not a dog friendly trail seeing as you need to climb around rocks and down a fairly steep slightly difficult rock wall. But the views from this trail and the fun you have climbing and searching for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeccaC518
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This trail never disappoints. This has rocks to climb, places to chill out, great views, trees, and even ends near the Great Falls overlook. If you are in the area and want a great day outside getting exercise, this is the trail. Good for people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M7533KWmichaelb
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We visited the Billy Goat Trail on Sat. 27 Oct. 2018. Park in the free lots across from the Old Angler’s Inn on MacArthur Blvd. Checkout the trail map and info board in the lot and follow the trail about 700’ to cross the bridge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
12  Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We went to Billy Goat Trail this past weekend to get in a good hike, and did we ever! We decided to park in the lot for trailhead A and then take the shadier path on Berma Road, which was a good idea considering how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard O
July 30, 2017|
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Response from smerk44 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t wear shorts. I would wear something to protect your legs because you will fall down.
August 18, 2016|
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Response from sakflva | Reviewed this property |
Thanks everyone. We did it last weekend. The rock wall had my husband and I helping my son but other than that. We were good and we had a blast.
July 28, 2016|
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Response from ShahPriyanka00 | Reviewed this property |
I think you need a car to get to both Dallas international airport and Ronald Reagan Airport . Both are around 25 mins drive