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Billy Goat Trail, Potomac

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The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7-mile (7.6 km) 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 Great Falls in Montgomery County, Maryland. The trail has three sections: Section A, the northernmost, is 1.7 miles (2.7 km); Section B is 1.4 miles (2.3 km); and Section C, the southernmost, is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
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  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »

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