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
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.