A hiker on Bear Island's Billy Goat Trail.
Billy Goat Trail A hiker on Bear Island's Billy Goat Trail. © Daniel White/TNC

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Billy Goat Trail Guided Hike

Maryland / DC

Join us for a family friendly hike of the Billy Goat Trail led by naturalist and MD/DC Director of Land Management Deborah Barber

Space is limited and registration is required

We will meet in front of the Great Falls Tavern visitor center at 10:00 am. Restrooms are available in a building nearby. The event is expected to last up to three hours.

Attendees are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and/or a light bagged lunch. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars if you wish. Sunscreen and bug spray may be needed. The tour will be canceled in the event of rain.

The Potomac Gorge has one of the nation's highest concentrations of globally rare natural communities. The Billy Goat Trial offers a premiere spot for finding biodiversity in the DC area.

The Billy Goat Trail guided hike is one of five guided events the MD/DC chapter is offering as part of the City Nature Challenge.

What is the City Nature Challenge? This 4-day global event encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces. It's easy to participate using the iNaturalist app (free on the app store). Just take a picture of a plant or animal and upload it to the app. Citizen scientists around the world will help label your observations.

Please contact Bridget Moynihan at bridget.moynihan@tnc.org with questions or for more information.

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Join us for a family friendly hike of the Billy Goat Trail and be a part of the City Nature Challenge.