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Vegan Trekkers Hike: Billy Goat Trail A
April 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT-0400
If you are ready to come out of hibernation and jump head first into some serious hiking, then join us on one of the most popular hiking trails in the DMV area – the Billy Goat Trail A! It offers stunning views of the thundering Great Falls as well as the calmer sections of the Potomac River.
Meeting Point: Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center
11710 Macarthur Blvd · Potomac, MD
Distance: 4.5 miles
Pace: moderate (2.5-3 miles/hr)
Difficulty: Challenging (involves about 2 miles of rock scrambling)
Duration: 3 hours
Trail Surface: Hard-packed dirt on towpath, and mostly rocky on section A
Hiking Map: https://imgur.com/a/qhBxTbJ
Recommended read: https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/billy-goat-trail.htm
Bathroom Facilities: Near the visitor center
Please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Dog friendly?: No, because of the rocky terrain.
Food/Water: Bring your own vegan snack and (non-alcoholic) beverage to enjoy. Please carry plenty of water!
Weather: If conditions pose a danger, we’ll cancel the hike and post a notice in the “comments” section. We suggest that hikers wear comfortable footwear and suitable clothing made from quick-dry, synthetic fabrics, as cotton can lead to uncomfortable blisters and life-threatening hypothermia in case of inclement weather.
*For important updates regularly monitor the “comments” section below.*
*Don’t be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.*
*When you sign up to join a hike you automatically acknowledge
[VSDC Vegan Trekkers Liability Waiver](https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/).
*Please also view the Rules listed at the end of this description*
*Please read The 10 Essentials of Hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/ *
Pets: When hikes are organized in dog-friendly areas, hikers are invited to bring their pet(s). However, dogs are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) who brought them; should be up-to-date on their vaccinations & in possession of the relevant tags; and should be under the control of their owner(s) at all times. Dogs that demonstrate consistently aggressive or otherwise out-of-control behavior will be banned from future hikes. Owners should come prepared to dispose of their dogs’ waste in appropriate receptacles.
Alcohol/Smoking/Intoxicants: Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during the hikes.
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