Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls

Great Falls, Maryland

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Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, Maryland, is one of the metro region’s most popular—and most spectacular—hikes, tracing the top of the 50-foot Mather Gorge above the Potomac River.
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by Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, Maryland, is one of the metro region’s most popular—and most spectacular—hikes, tracing the top of the 50-foot Mather Gorge above the Potomac River.

©  Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Great Falls
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4.0 to 4.5 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: USGS: Falls Church
Driving Directions: Directions to Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

11/11/2011
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There are easy and difficult terrain levels along this trail which makes it very interesting and fun to hike. The scenery is excellent but the crowds can be quite heavy on the weekends.



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