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VSDC Vegan Trekkers: Billy Goat C & Towpath at Great Falls MD

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Let’s head to the Great Falls, MD for a longish 10 mile hike. There is a shorter option available as well (see below).

We will meet at Carderock and head SE on Billy Goat C. At the end of Billy Goat C, we will turn NW on the C&O canal. A small diversion at Anglers intersection, to switch to Berma Road Tr and then the Overlook Tr to reach Lock 20. We will return back on C&O canal (with a brief stop at the Overlook).

Meeting Time: 9:45am
Meeting Point: [the last parking lot (D) at Carderock](https://goo.gl/maps/1nkP8NXGxqSBzpnd8)
Type of trail: natural
Pace: moderate (3 miles/hr)
Optional post Hike Lunch: Shouk Rockville

Longer option:
Distance & route: [10 miles](https://maps.app.goo.gl/R5Z1fSFArYvPqRh96)
Difficulty: moderate
Duration: 4 hours

Shorter option:
Distance & route: [5 miles](https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yo9C8v331kdnBMKF8)
Difficulty: easy
Duration: 2 hours
Note: people choosing this might have to get back to the starting point by themselves

Dog friendly? Yes, please keep your dog leashed.
Bathroom Facilities/Water: Yes – many options

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.

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*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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January 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Carderock Recreation Area
Carderock Recreation Area
Potomac, MD 20854 us