Billy Goat Trail "A" Hike! (Great Falls, Maryland)


Spring has sprung and it's time for the first hike of the season!

Come enjoy the great outdoors and hike the Billy Goat Trail "A". The trail has a little bit of everything; bouldering, sandy beaches, a forest, and scenic views of the river. This is a great opportunity to meet people, get some exercise and fresh air, and hopefully visit a place you may not be familiar with.

On the way to the trail-head we can stop at the overlook that crosses over the rapids and waterfalls (where Great Falls gets its name). It's definitely worth a look if you've never seen it before.

I can offer rides to anybody in the Bethesda area and I'm near the Medical Center Metro stop on the Red Line if anybody would want to catch a ride with me that way.


CAR: This is the best way to get to the park. If you don't have a ride, please leave a comment below. If you are able to offer rides, please also leave a comment. I can offer rides for two people in my car (I'm near the Medical Center metro stop on the red line).

INFO: Park entry is $5 per vehicle. We will meet at the concession stand right next to the parking lot. I plan on starting the hike promptly at 1:45 pm, so please do your best not to be late.

CONTACT: My phone number is (301) 758-1144. Please do not hesitate to text or call me with questions.


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  • Christopher W.

    Photos with people posted. More to be posted later. Feel free to tag yourself.

    April 6, 2013

  • Bladen

    Thanks for coming out guys! Another beautiful day with great company!

    April 6, 2013

  • Joe

    Thanks for setting this up. I think we actually passed each other a couple of times, but I ended up going it alone. Next time!

    April 6, 2013

  • Hugo P.

    sorry I missed this hike guys. football practice ran late. look for me next time.

    April 6, 2013

  • Bladen

    We are grabbing drinks at the Irish inn at glenn echo

    April 6, 2013

  • Bladen

    Meet us at the overlook, we'll be there for a little bit. Otherwise you'll have to jog to catch us.

    April 6, 2013

  • Brandon

    Hey Carl, I live near Rockville. I could give you a lift if you need one.

    April 5, 2013

  • Aaron

    I'll be driving up by my lonesome from Lorton. I can offer a ride to others in NOVA if needed.

    April 5, 2013

  • Melanie

    Can't make it tomorrow, but definitely interested in any upcoming hikes!

    April 5, 2013

  • Carl S.

    Hello! Are any of y'all going to be coming southeast on Falls Road? If so, would it be possible to get a lift? I live right in Rockville but don't currently have a functioning car. I'd be happy to bring along some snacks or some $ as compensation.

    April 5, 2013

  • Christopher W.

    How long do we think the hike will last?

    April 3, 2013

    • Bladen

      I'd allow 2 and a half hours from start to finish. We'll probably be quicker, but it's hard to predict the pace of the group (which is highly dependent upon how many people show up).

      April 4, 2013

  • Dennis


    March 31, 2013

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