Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail, rocky , moderate 6 miles w/Part B 3 Mile option

 

Directions from Baltimore: I95 South -> I495 (Silver Spring). Go around the beltway to Exit 41 West (R @ Clara Barton Pkwy) -> Left at MacArthur Blvd (@T) -> Park on the lot across from Anler's Inn or by the roadside. Parking on Angler's lot, you may get towed.

Hike about 6 miles total. Flat on tow path and rocky on Billy Goat Trail. Moderate Hike. There is an additional 3 mile option for those who want to do Trail B. Others can walk the tow path back to the car. The Billy Goat Trail is very scenic with views of the Potomac River to include rapids.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    That was fun, we all made it thru Billy Goat Trail as a team. I feel we should all get a pat on the back for getting thru the rock scramble. Thanks everyone,thoroughly enjoyed today's hike, meeting new friends

    3 · June 7

  • Heather

    Excellent hike. Not easy and not too hard. Beautiful scenery and a very knowledgeable leader. Nice to meet everyone and looking forward to doing this hike again.

    1 · June 8

  • Ron

    This was an easy two to three mile rock scramble that got everybody's adrenalin pumping. It gave us good cardio, great views of the Potomac & rocky cliffs of Mathers Gorge, and plenty of wildlife (turtles sunbathing on submerged logs, blue herons stalking the shallows for fish, and a whitetail deer cooling itself in a creek). We couldn't ask for more.

    1 · June 7

    • TINA W

      Sorry I had to miss it...sounds like you had a perfect day hiking:-)

      June 7

  • Matthew

    Amazing views, awesome people. Great day! Thanks everyone!

    1 · June 7

  • Connie D.

    Nice hike with great views. The rock scramble was a bit of a challenge for me. People are awesome.

    1 · June 7

  • Sonya

    OMG...you guys ROCK (scramble! Hehe!)

    3 · June 7

  • Matthew

    695 has ugly traffic from the i70 closure. Hope I make it in time :(

    June 7

  • TINA W

    Greg - are we doing the rock scrambles?

    May 6, 2014

  • nahid

    Hi
    This is Nahid, post doc in Hopkins. I am new in USA and try to find some freinds to have some funs.

    June 2

  • Matthew

    Hey everyone. Im new to this group. This looks interesting! See you there

    May 31

  • Greg

    No dogs on this hike due to rock scramble.

    May 28

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