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Billy Goat Trail

Leashed pets are welcome to join you for a hike through sections B & C of Billy Goat Trail in Potomac, MD. This lovely pet-friendly area features waterfalls and rapids. Try section B for a challenging 1.4-mile adventure or section C for an easier 1.6-mile hike. Please note that pets are not permitted in section A of the trail. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Billy Goat Trail has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Nick
    Sep 12, 2020
    Bouncing off Rocks

    Our labrador loves navigating these trails...almost like a dog slalom.

  • Ray
    Dec 29, 2018
    Great Trail, but not for Fido

    There are three sections on Billy Goat: A, B, and C. Section C is the only one remotely safe for dogs; the other two sections contain scrambles, cliffs, and the like. Safer and scenic walks are nearby along the canal.

  • Allie
    More than a year ago
    B and C for dogs, A no dogs

    Actually, dogs are officially welcome on parts B and C of the trail. Part A is considered too dangerous with larger rocks and more rock scrambling involved that could be dangerous for dogs. So don't hesitate to bring your dogs on B or C (on a leash or lead of some sort, per park rules)!

  • Corinne
    More than a year ago

    My dog loved the hike. She is not a fan of other dogs, but negotiating trail space with other dogs and their owners
    was not an issue.

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    Beagle loves hiking!

    My beagle LOVES hiking on the B trail of the Billy Goat trails at Great Falls but are not allowed at Trail A...B has awesome rock not climbing per se but climbing in a way. Myself, my husband and 5 year old beagle have a great time hiking there and highly suggest for all with active dogs young and old!

  • Susan
    More than a year ago
    Other trails in Great Falls

    You actually can not take your dog onto the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls (it's too dangerous) but there are plenty of other trails to take (like Gold Mine Loop) that are fun for fido.

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