Billy Goat Trail

Trail, Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Potomac, MD 20854


  • Trail A is very strenuous, B is a bit easier and C is the easiest. If you commit to A, bring plenty of water and watch the markers, it's easy to go off the trail
  • Has the 60 foot jump on this side and the 80 is on the opposite side in Virginia
  • Yay so fun! $5 per vehicle fee. Get there early as parking lot and trail get busy late morning on weekends. Wish this place had a bottle refill station, :-(
  • You'll get sweaty
  • While on Section C, you can spot the Scotts Run waterfall across the Potomac! :)
  • If it's raining and you don't want to cancel your plans, Section B is a good alternative. It's mostly covered by trees.
  • Whether you're on the river or hiking the trails this is an awesome place to let your mind go just relax and sort things out one thing at a time.
  • Trail A is the most difficult so I recommend a lot f water and extra energy snacks to keep you going. Make sure to look out for the markers
  • The best hiking trail in the area and the best hangover remedy I've ever come across.
  • Just did Billy Goat B. Leg isn't healed enough for "A" Trail. Perfect Weather.
  • Trail B is a nice short trail. One small section where you have to walk up a steep rock, cut well enough that you dont need to crawl or climb.
  • Recently redone and absolutely beautiful.
  • Trails are a great way to exercise and experience nature! Go on and get out there!
  • You have to be able to climb a little bit and jump between boulders.
  • A lot of fun and tougher than I thought
  • Pets aren't allowed on Trail A, but you can definitely bring your dog on Trails B and C!
  • Great trail if your ready for a workout.
  • Perfect for hiking
  • Awesome views!
  • Great place to go for a hike

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