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Billy Goat Trail Section A

 4.7 (18)

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

31' 10 m

Ascent

-52' -16 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

137' 42 m

High

95' 29 m

Low

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This is a great trail for someone who wants a challenge but doesn't want to travel too far from DC.

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Sections may be runnable, but this trail is mostly a rocky scramble along the river cliffs.

Description

This trail can be entered from the east or west end. From the east, you would park at the Old Anglers Inn, cross the Canal, and travel west along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath approximately 0.5 miles to the entrance. From the west, park at the Great Falls Visitors Center and head east on the towpath until you reach the trailhead.

The trail itself is a challenging 1.7 miles along the Potomac River through rolling terrain with intermittent rock scramble areas.

Flora & Fauna

Frogs, tadpoles, turtles, spotted newts, and northern water snakes are common in this area.

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