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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP: Billy Goat Trail-Towpath Loop

Revisit the early shipping days of the Potomac Valley on a 5.6-mile circuit of this 155-year-old route. Along the way, marvel at the East’s steepest, most spectacular fall-line rapid.

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To Trailhead

Take I-495 N from DC; W onto Clara Barton Pkwy. to Great Falls; L onto MacArthur Blvd. After 1 mi., park in dirt lot across from Angler's Inn.

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