Let's burn some calories before the big feast. We're going to hike the Billy Goat Trail section A! This will be a circuit hike of approximately 4.8 miles. We'll start at the trail head from inside the park and come back via towpath. We'll keep a moderate speed without too many stops except for water and snacks. I aim to finish the hike in 2 and 1/2 hours.
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 trail head from inside the park at 10:30. Do not be late or you'll have to catch up. My cell is [masked], for emergency use only. There's a fee to enter the park so bring cash. (Although since it's a holiday it might be free but bring cash anyway.)
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, Snacks, Friendly attitude
Wear good shoes that have traction, flexibility, a sturdy toe bed, and won’t slip off.
Dogs prohibited on Section A.