Billy Goat Trail, Bethesda and Potomac


Directions: McCarthur Blvd toward Potomac.  Continue under the 495 overpass  of the American Legion Bridge.  The entrance to the trail is accross from the Old Angler' Inn.

Trail Information: The Billy Goat Trail is awesome!  Popular for hikers it is beginning to become popular for trail runners looking for a chanllenge. It is a two mile (one way) trail off the tow path that winds through the woods toward the Potomac River cliffs.  Use caution, the flat runs come as intervals between stretches of bouldering, scrambing and even scaling a horizontal stone wall.  At the end you can either turn around and head back, or take the tow path back to the parking lot.

Miscellaneous Information: Very crowded on weekends but great after/before work.  You'll see deer, blue heron, turkey buzzards, beavers, skinks and other wild life during the run.