Hiking the “C” Section

Here’s an opening that you won’t often find….a different stretch of popular Billy Goat Trail! You know the Billy Goat Trail the one that runs on the water along Mather Gorge to Great Falls overlook. Most folks know the Billy Goat “starts” about a quarter mile up river from the Angler’s Inn, Maryland and is a Washington favorite weekend day hike.

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

"C" Section Billy Goat

“B” and “C” Section are there too! But they are down river from Anglers. In total there are three official sections of trail that extends from Carderock to Great Falls.

The “B” and “C” section are equally awesome and usually unpopulated by the hordes that crowd section “A”

The trail follows the scoured flood plan to the rocky granite corners that jut into the river with to the impossibly leaning Sycamores around the corner that give the Potomac River it’s character…(there are maples that like their feet wet but Sycamores with there unique bark seem to dwarf the others in there stature).

Early April takes through a post flood garden with any remaining bushes with a nest of bush around their tops representing where they nested the the derbies in the water.