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“Great trail”
Review of Billy Goat Trail

Billy Goat Trail
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Potomac
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Potomac, Maryland, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great trail”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

I live across the street from the trail which is on the Potomac River. I go there very often as part of my exercise routine. It is a place for tranquility and place away from it all. The Potomac River is a wonder place to vacation even if only two minutes away.

Visited December 2013
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Potomac, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Billy Goat Trail”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Lots of fun for avid walkers and hikers rewarded by a beautiful views of Great Falls of the Potomac River. Avoid if you have balance issues or issues walking on uneven surfaces and rocks.

Visited June 2013
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Maryland, USA
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great in dry weather and with good fitness”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have done the trail twice. Both were on great fall days. It could be dangerous if it was damp or wet. Pretty easy to follow. You hike to it from Great Falls where it costs $5 to park. It takes a couple of hours at least.

Visited October 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome hike”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We did the Billy Goat Trail A on a Monday- my kids were off school for a teacher workday. The trail was uncrowded and we only saw a few people. My kids loved it! The 6 year old had no problem scaling rocks and climbing trees. My 11 and 12 year olds declared it the best hike ever. I'm definitely sore and got a great workout. The wall that you climb is pretty easy. There were other places in the trail that were more challenging. Pretty sure any other hike will disappoint. We did trail c in late June. It was more preschool age friendly. Some rock climbing but nothing compared to A!

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful walking, biking & hiking trails”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Absolutely loved visiting Great Falls Park in October. The colors were amazing and while a lot of people were out on the trails, it wasn't horribly crowded. There are flat trails for walkers and bikers but are also more challenging trails for hikers. It's a great place to get some fresh air and beautiful views close to D.C.

Visited October 2013
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