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Good Friday Hike-Billy Goat Trail "A" 2:30pm & Wild Tomato after....

Hike on Billy Goat Trail 'A'!

This is a strenuous trail and possibly dangerous...you hike at your own risk! (read note below for more details of the hike).

Note: Unlike most popular hiking trails, Billy Goat Trail 'Section A', offers up lots of rock scrambles around or over boulders, plenty of rocky terrain, a short but steep scramble up a cliff face, and heaps of breathtaking views of the Potomac River.

Come on out and climb the boulders with us for good times! What is rock scrambling you might ask? Anytime you have to use your hands to get over rocks or steep parts, we call it rock scrambling. No special gear is necessary for scrambling (gloves optional) and the scramble is only a portion of the hike.

Disclaimer: This can be a dangerous hike due to the rocky terrain, uneven ground, boulders, and cliff.  Come prepared for a hard work out that is lots of fun. I don't want to scare you, just be aware and be careful.....this is no walk in the park.....you hike at your own risk.

The general pace at which we hike is too fast for some and not fast enough for others.  I can't promise everyone will be happy.  But I sure will try! ;)

The trail is around 5 miles. Plan for around 2 hrs.  After the Billy Goat trail we can stop at the waterfall lookout point on the way back to the picnic table area. It is quite beautiful and definitely worth seeing. Note, this will add about 30 minutes to the time. It is a great photo spot!

We will stop for the views but only briefly.

Bring water, snacks, gloves, sunscreen, camera and optional cool sunglasses, dress appropriately for the weather, wearing closed toe shoes with ankle support is highly suggested.

 

After the hike we can continue socializing with  some food and cheer at the  Wild Tomato

7945 MacArthur Boulevard

Cabin John, MD 20818

 

http://www.wildtomatorestaurant.com/

 

Note: Sorry but the park rules are there are no dogs allowed on trail "A"

 

***MEETING LOCATION ***

Go to the main entrance of Great Falls on the Maryland Side.

Pay Ranger Rick $5 or get an annual park pass for $20 which is good for both VA & MD.

 

Meet us by the refreshment stand near the entrance by the parking lot. Please note, the refreshment stand is closed for the season.

We are leaving for the hike at 2:45PM.  Please be on time so you don't get left behind.

If you are left behind, go take a hike! ;)

 

If you can't find us, are lost, or just want to say hi, call my cell:[masked]-9948.

Texting is best as sometimes the service is not so great there for phone calls.

Since I make this a small group, please update your RSVP if you are unable to attend.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

I am recovering from an injury and we may go a bit slower than our regular fast pace depending how I feel. Of course, those who want to go faster are free to do so.

 

Thank you!

Johanna

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  • Clayton P.

    I had a great time.

    March 30, 2013

  • Stover V.

    Thanks Johanna. The hike was very enjoyable.

    March 30, 2013

  • Tracy

    Good company, great hike and rewarding food. Thanks Johanna!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people make for an awesome hike. Thanks everyone! The group photo is quite nice!

    March 30, 2013

  • Lucie

    I had a great time today meetIng some wonderful people. Thanks Johanna. For putting this together. It was awesome.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Asha

    Might be too.difficult for me...otherwise I'd go...

    March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it would'nt be...next time give it a try! :)

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey I'm still here whered ya all go :) Just kidding... I just extended my hike cuz it was/is so beautiful out!

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm late too

    March 29, 2013

  • Tracy

    running a few minutes late how can I catch you guys?

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    running too late to make it

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working on getting a car door window fixed today that someone so politely reduced to a thousand little pieces last night. I think I'll still be able to make it, but if you don't see me, don't wait. Thanks :-)

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to probably bring my dog if that's ok

    March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to still come. I may bring him for a bit and either break away once we get to the trail or leave him in my truck.

      March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Peter, I also have a dog, so I know the deal. Trust me on this one, leave the dog home today, come join us and enjoy the hike.

      March 29, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Anyone driving from Arlington/Orange line?

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Alex, sorry to bother you again but what is the color of your car? I just want to make sure that we don't miss each other.

      March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Green Mercedes

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to work :|

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should be mid 50's tomorrow.

    March 28, 2013

  • Dave

    Too cold for me. Hope you do this another time. Luv this hike.

    March 28, 2013

  • Lucie

    Can't wait to meet some new friends.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town guests arriving earlier than planned. Catch you guys on the next hike. Have fun!

    March 28, 2013

  • Gabriel

    Anyone coming from DC and would like a ride?

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can pick up at West Falls Church 1:50pm. I have room for 3.

    March 27, 2013

    • Sophia

      And thanks :-)

      March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't know. 7 or 8?

      March 27, 2013

  • Neil

    I'll be interviewing folks this afternoon...next time!

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can pick up at Pentagon City or Rosslyn metros.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always fun!

    March 20, 2013

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