Billy Goat Trail--sect A

  • December 4, 2010 · 10:00 AM

Per request, it's (past) time to revisit the Billy Goat trail. Trail notes (especially for those who have not been here): Although there is no NET elevation change, this is stiall a moderately strenous hike. Nearly all of the two miles out is rock scramble, on exposed rock surfaces (inlcuding one short, but steep scramble down a cliff face). IF you have agility or balace issues, or a serious fear of heights, this may not be for you. Per Park rules: Dogs are NOT allowed on section A. (Trust me you would not want to carry Fido on this one anyways) The return leg is along the flat, level C&O canal challenges there....OR: if the group's up for it: we can return along the Billy Goat, and do the rock scramble in reverse. This hike is on exposed rock surfaces. Therefore rain/snow that morning will cancel/postpone. Wet rock is not fun. This hhike is also being cross posted with Washington Backpackers. Meeting Place: Park in the lot across from Old Anglers Inn. Walk to the bottom of the lot in the direction of the towpath. The address for the Old Anglers Inn is 10800 MacArtuhur Blvd, Potomac MD. Look for parking areas across the road from the Inn. Directions here:

This is a moderate 4 mile hike minutes from the hustle and bustle of our nation’s capitol. It’s a great place to develop “hiking legs”. For a place so close to a major metropolis there is so much …. wild power and natural beauty here as you watch the Potomac force its way through the rocky crags of Great Falls and the narrows just above Mather’s Gorge

The hike description is found on the midatlantichikes webiste: http://www.midatlanti...

There are a couple of spots locally for a post hike lunch, if so inclined.

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  • Mary L.

    Even though some of the trails were closed, it was a fun time. Enjoyed meeting and talking with people who were all very interesting. Highlight was seeing the majestic rapids.

    December 5, 2010

  • TK

    Anyone know how to cross-post photos to another group? I only have seven so it's not that big of a deal to repost to the other group but thought someone might know of a better way. I'll keep digging.

    December 4, 2010

  • TK

    Wish we could have done some rock scrambling. The company of others in the group along with the view of the raging falls made up for it. Really had a good time talking with everyone. No snake encounters this time around. Thanks, Dominic for another fun trek!

    December 4, 2010

  • Tiffany

    I'll be leaving from Annapolis if anyone wants to carpool

    November 30, 2010

  • Dominic F.

    My cell is[masked] 7280. Forgot to add that in....

    November 18, 2010

  • Pam

    Dominic - is it possible for you to post your cell # - I am not familar with this area and would like a contact # just in case... thanks, Pam

    November 18, 2010

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