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Billy Goat Trail

11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
+1 301-767-3714
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Challenging hike - but so worth it!

We hiked Trail A, the most challenging trail. We are not regular hikers or climbers but we are in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Never Gets Old

I am lucky enough to have Great Falls in my area to escape to nature when all else fails. Love this... read more

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

We hiked Trail A, the most challenging trail. We are not regular hikers or climbers but we are in decent shape. It was a great hike, the perfect blend of challenge and reward, the challenge being climbing some of the rocky areas, the reward being...More

Thank aapenney
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am lucky enough to have Great Falls in my area to escape to nature when all else fails. Love this place. I have come here more times than I can count and each time my adventures are memorable and fun! Exploring the trail and...More

Thank LadyPhade
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hike the Billy Goat Trail every year to make sure that I can accomplish it. I'm 60 years old. Wearing hiking boots are very helpful. Lots of rocks and roots that can twist your ankle. I carry one stick for balance and just in...More

Thank Fitness_Guru_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful trails. Parts are more difficult than others so people should check before they hike a more difficult part.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked in the Carderock lot which is the closest to trail C. Surprisingly sparse for a Saturday morning compared to the severely packed lot for trail A (most popular). Nice views, but I have nothing to compare. Did not realize there was a West...More

Thank Nikzleez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Billy Goat Trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in the Potomac area - but one of the most challenging. After venturing down what appears to be a flat trail, suddenly the hiker is climbing small rocks, then larger, then scaling up and down...More

Thank SusanfromMaryland
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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

3  Thank MimiAdvise
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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
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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.
18 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