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Billy Goat Trail, Potomac

Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7-mile (7.6 km) hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Great Falls in Montgomery County, Maryland. The trail has three sections: Section A, the northernmost, is 1.7 miles (2.7 km); Section B is 1.4 miles (2.3 km); and Section C, the southernmost, is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)

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  • The Billy Goat Trail has a reputation as one of the toughest trails in the DC area, so I was keen to check it out. It is inside a national historic area, so it costs $20 to get in for the day. The.....  more »
  • This is one of the most deadly trails in the U.S. because ordinary hikers try it without training, experience or water. In the Summer it can get really hot, and when you are half way in it is a long.....  more »
  • Can anybody give some information about how many people are going to billy goat trail during October days? I.e. how crowded is it there? Is it pre-Covid crowded or is it sparse now? I’d like to go...  more »

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