Billy Goat Trail Maryland

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The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7-mile hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near …
The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7-mile hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Great Falls in...

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Nov 20, 2021
This is a super fun trail! Lots of great overlooks to the river below. Apparently, this trail has the reputation of being "difficult" but maybe it is just a more difficult trail for the area. Just… Full review by luv4phood
Oct 2, 2021
I did Section A (Billy Goat Trail) early morning @730am September 30, 2021. Only a few cars in the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Nice cool cloudless morning and no one on the trail. The trail was mode… Full review by MuadDib001
Sep 1, 2021
The Billy Goat Trail has a reputation as one of the toughest trails in the DC area, so I was keen to check it out. It is inside a national historic area, so it costs $20 to get in for the day. The … Full review by Les M

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I am female. Is it okay to wear shorts or should I wear jeans to protect my legs?
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Sorry to be so late in responding as I was on vacation. I always wear slacks because of the scrambles and sometimes "off road" trails through brambles. Besides I don't like little critters …
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Sorry to be so late in responding as I was on vacation. I always wear slacks because of the scrambles and sometimes "off road" trails through brambles. Besides I don't like little critters jumping at me from the grasses, meaning chiggers!
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I'm trying to decide which part of the trail to do. I have a son who is 4. We do a lot of hiking in west at a variety of national …
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I'm trying to decide which part of the trail to do. I have a son who is 4. We do a lot of hiking in west at a variety of national parks but nothing with jumping from large rocks. He can go probably 4 miles. Input and thoughts on this trail?
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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.
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Does anyone know if it is easy to get to airport from here after a hike??
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The driving time will depend on time of day and to which airport you're traveling. If you have a car, this hike is around a 10-15 minute beautiful ride from the Beltway. You can use waze …
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The driving time will depend on time of day and to which airport you're traveling. If you have a car, this hike is around a 10-15 minute beautiful ride from the Beltway. You can use waze to track the route from River road and Falls road, in Potomac. That's a major intersection. Hope this helps
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