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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Billygoat Trail Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: C&O Canal National Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 5 2007  1:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 12:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 19 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 2 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:2.5 - 3 Hrs
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Mark Coulbourne
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Shake off those winter blues and come hike the Billygoat 'A' Trail at the C&O Canal. We will meet at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center and hike down the towpath to the trail. The hike is a total of 3.7 miles. This trail is the real deal and is as much rock scrambling as it is hiking. Please be prepared to spend a lot of time climbing over rock.

Due to the nature of the trail, this hike is subject to last minute cancellation based on the weather conditions.

This is a very scenic hike which will provide great views of the Mather Gorge, a camera is strongly recommended.

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy hiking boots or approach shoes.
Water - Hands Free if possible.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore:

Merge onto I-95 S via the exit on the LEFT toward WASHINGTON.
Merge onto I-495 W / CAPITAL BELTWAY via EXIT 27 toward SILVER SPRING.
Take the MD-187 exit- EXIT 36- toward OLD GEORGETOWN RD / BETHESDA / ROCKVILLE.
Merge onto MD-187 N / OLD GEORGETOWN RD toward ROCKVILLE.
Turn LEFT onto FALLS RD / MD-189.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 12:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!