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Billy Goat Trail

11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
+1 301-767-3714
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Excellent Hike So Close to D.C.

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Washington, D.C. area. It crazy rocky. Up and down over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent H
Kick butt trail in Potomac, MD

Billy Goat trail offers you a great way to spend an afternoon hiking on its challenging course. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
+1 301-767-3714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Washington, D.C. area. It crazy rocky. Up and down over big rocks. Can't use hiking poles because you need your hands to grab the rocks as you climb about like a Billy Goat. I parked across...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Billy Goat trail offers you a great way to spend an afternoon hiking on its challenging course. You definitely need good hiking shoes as the rocks tend to get slippery. The trails have large boulders, jagged rocks and narrow passages so you're ankles get a...More

Thank Alm16advisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Billy Goat trails offer a variety of hikes in different levels, sections A, B & C. I have hiked all 3 trails and they are all scenic, enjoyable and worth the visit. You should select your trail according to your skill and conform level...More

2  Thank MimiAdvise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike lived up up to every warning regarding its difficulty - but I would do it all over again tomorrow. The entire park is beautiful and the views of the river are spectacular. We hiked the "A" portion of the trail and found it...More

Thank kbdelapaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, sister and brother-in-law (ages 57, 55, 55 and 48) loved this trail. If you're fit, sure of foot, and not afraid of heights, this is a great challenge that rewards you with some wonderful views of a beautiful part of the Potomac River....More

1  Thank SB1123
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Billy Goat Trail comprises three major sections, A, B and C. A, the westernmost section is about 1.5 miles in length and is by far the most challenging and the most crowded. It contains stretches of bouldering, and crevices that present sufficient challenges that...More

1  Thank nathancyoung
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great trail, great day, fun experience. This is not your typical walk on a bike path - so be prepared. I wanted to take my dog and when my friend advised against it, I didn't understand. NOW I do. Don't take your dog unless it's...More

Thank keerstn
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great hike with beautiful views along the Potomac river. It has some true rock climbing so be prepared to be on all fours. There is a 50 ft wall at one point. I would not recommend it for anyone elderly, and dogs...More

Thank SoraciSauce
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Billy Goat Trail is a challenging hiking trail in Great Falls Park, more a series of rocks and boulders than a "trail." The Park warns how challenging and difficult it is, but really, if you are in good shape and have reasonable balance, you'll...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love this place. The trail can be a challenge (rocks, etc. ) but the toe path and "boardwalk" provide options for the more casual walker. I lucked out with awesome weather. The earlier you get started, the better - for parking and for peaceful experience.

Thank buchy123
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Richard O
30 July 2017|
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Response from Fran S | Reviewed this property |
I think it's OK to wear shorts...depends more on the weather. I wouldn't worry too much about the scrambling unless your legs are very sensitive.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Sara_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.
28 July 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