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Billy Goat Trail Section A (moderate pace of 4.8 Miles)

We're going to hike the Billy Goat Trail section A! This will be a circuit, plus a there and back hike of approximately 4.8 miles. We'll start along Burma Road, then cross the bridge over the C&O canal and enter the Billy Goat A trail going SSE, once out we'll return to the bridge via the towpath and then back to the parking lot via Burma Road. If you're willing, there's an alternative route back to the lot.

The trail is challenging in some areas. Keep your eyes on your feet when walking ! Some portions require you to use your hands to climb over boulders, and in one instance, up the 40 ft rock staircase, so be sure you’re up for that.

Meet on the bridge path pass the portable toilets. Do not be late or you'll have to catch up. My cell is [masked], for emergency use only.

Distance: around a 4.8 mile round trip
Elevation Gain: 200 ft
Hike Time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous

Bring: Camera (to capture the fall colors!!), Sunscreen, lots of Water, Friendly attitude

Wear good shoes that have traction, flexibility, a sturdy toe bed, and won’t slip off.

Dogs prohibited on Section A.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, you were quite late. I started without you. It was a beautiful hike though, great idea

    October 24, 2012

    • Lin

      I wasn't late but got confused with parking situation and all the signs. Went on the wrong path. My apology. Glad you enjoyed hike.

      October 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I really was late (traffic jam on 495) but did the hike anyway starting from the National Park Area and it was really fun! Thanks for the motivation to go which was the main thing. Hope you meet you and the others on another hike sometime soon!

      October 24, 2012

  • Lin

    Anyone here? Taking the detour. It's been a while since I've been here. Meet at trailhead if you get this msg.

    October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'd love to join for this hike but live in the city and don't drive. Anyone leaving from upper NW near Takoma or Silver Spring area? I'd love to catch a ride if possible - thanks!

    October 23, 2012

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  • Lin
    Chief hiker, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member

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