Billy Goat Trail Section B

Potomac, Maryland

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Section B of the Billy Goat Trail is one of three trails with that name that follow the Potomac River from mile marker 14 along the canal to mile 10 in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Each of the Billy Goat Trails is accessible via the towpath; they follow the river and then loop back to the towpath. All three trails traverse the metamorphic rock that dominates this area of the riverbank as the river crosses the fall line and the land transitions from the Piedmont Plateau to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

by Jennifer Chambers (The Mountaineers Books)

Section B of the Billy Goat Trail is one of three trails with that name that follow the Potomac River from mile marker 14 along the canal to mile 10 in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Each of the Billy Goat Trails is accessible via the towpath; they follow the river and then loop back to the towpath. All three trails traverse the metamorphic rock that dominates this area of the riverbank as the river crosses the fall line and the land transitions from the Piedmont Plateau to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

© 2014 Jennifer Chambers /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Potomac
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 236 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (charges a fee)
Local Maps: Available at the visitor center and on the park’s website
Driving Directions: Directions to Billy Goat Trail: Section B

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