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Fast Paced Hike- Billy Goat Trail "A" and a view of The Falls!

Faster Paced Exercise Hike on Billy Goat Trail 'A'!

This will not be fast enough for runners!

This is a moderate to strenuous trail depending on your fitness level. It is about 5 -6 miles.

We will stop for the views but only briefly. This is not a leisure hike.  I do not plan to hang out and take photos at every view point.

Plan for around 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Bring water and snacks. Dress appropriately for the weather.

The parking lot and entrance is across the street from the Old Angler's Inn on MacArthur Blvd. There is limited parking. Walk down the parking lot to the canal.

We leave for the hike at 2:40pm

Depending if the canal trail is still blocked off for construction, the plan is to walk up the tow path past trail "A" to see the view of The Falls then come back and do trail "A" in reverse so we go up the cliff portion. 

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.

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

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

Johanna

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    A former member

    It was quite the International mix on this hike. What a great group of people! So much fun! Can't wait for Trail A to dry out and be open again.

    March 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun hike, had a great time. Thanks Johanna for organizing!

    March 5, 2012

  • A former member
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    My car is full!
    Carpooling is a great idea! Not only is it good for the environment, you might make a new friend. ;)

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Johanna I will be at the metro station at 1:45. Thanks!

    March 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, Linda. I can pick you up.

    March 1, 2012

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