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billy goat trail

A few weeks ago I headed to Washington D.C. to visit a few good friends. When people visit D.C. they generally think that they should hit up the Mall, the museums, Georgetown, and possibly U street now because of its recent popularity due to President Obama. But, for an off the beaten track visit to the nation’s capitol head outdoors for a hike on the Billy Goat Trail to check out the local natural beauty and activity junkies.

Where?

Billy Goat trail is located in Potomac, Maryland near Great Falls.

How long?

Approximately 2 hours of scrambling over moderate to difficult rocks, 4.2 miles roundtrip, definitely wear your hiking shoes!

What’s there to look at?

Dramatic views of the Potomac river, kayakers tackling challenging rapids, blue herons that are natural to the area (yes we saw one), and cute dogs being walked by their owners.

What to snack on?

After burning off substantial calories, on your way back to the city stop at Bus Boys and Poets near U street, a progressive cafe for a good meal.

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