Like we said, it's not called the Billy Goat Trail for nothing. Almost 20 intrepid hikers set out on a beautiful clear day in April to experience the legendary Billy Goat Trail along the banks of the Potomac River.
Along the way, we were treated with Virginia bluebells galore. Although the trail is only a few miles long, the rock scrambling makes it a challenge for even the most experienced of hikers.
We lunched on an outcropping of rocks overlooking the Potomac River about 150' below us. Kayakers below and herons and helicopters above caught our eye.
Having tackled the hard part first, we meandered along the C & O Towpath back to the ever stunning Great Falls. Who would believe this gorgeous hike is just a few miles outside our Nation's Capital?