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West Virginia - Billy Goat B Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Sharon Jones and Charissa Hipp!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Billy Goat B Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trail 

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000 feet and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Meeting Location: Meet outside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center at 8:15 A.M. Hike will begin at 8:30 A.M. 

Date: Sunday June 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 A.M.
Distance: Approximately 8 miles
Elevation Gain: 325 feet

AllTrails Track:

Water Required: 2 liters

Dogs: No

Permits / Passes: $15 per car – Entrance fee is covered if you have the NPS annual pass. The park prefers credit cards as a method of payment. While cash is accepted I would recommend having exact change to avoid any potential issues. 

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 39.00224, -77.24664 
11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854

Track: We’ll meet outside the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. We will follow the towpath to the Great Falls Overlook to view the falls. We will return back to the towpath and continue to the Billy Goat B Trailhead. We will follow the Billy Goat B Trail to where it exits back onto the towpath. We will return to the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center along the towpath. 

Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, 2 liters of water, and your 10 essentials. 

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!