After Work Hike- Weather Permitting-Billy Goat Trail "A"


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.

Sometimes in the evenings it is free.

Meet us by the bench just past the restrooms.

We are leaving for the hike at 6:20pm.  Please be on time so you don't get left behind.

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


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 miles.

We will stop for the views but only briefly.

Plan for around 1 1/2 hrs. Bring water, snacks, bugs spray, sunscreen, and optional cool sunglasses. Dress appropriately for the weather.

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"

There are restaurants nearby if anyone is interested in getting a bite to eat afterwards.

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.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It is going to be hot. Please hydrate tomorrow before the hike. Should be at least half of the hike in the shade. Yay! ;)

    June 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    boots are better or a light hiking shoe is fine

    June 10, 2012

  • Rachel

    Should I wear hiking boots or are tennis shoes good enough?

    June 8, 2012

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