Alumni Hike

Billy Goat

Please join fellow alumni for a hike along the Billy Goat Trail, Section B of the C&O Canal. We'll see peak fall foliage and spectactular views of rock formations along the riverbanks of the Potomac River and Mather Gorge. Section B is the trail less traveled than the popular and more difficult Section A; we'll enjoy a gentle hike with minimal rock scrambling as the trail passes through the floodplain forest.

Hiking level is Moderate.
Total distance is 2.5 miles round trip.

Saturday, November 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

C&O Canal National Historical Park
Meet at Parking Lot Across from Old Angler's Inn
10801 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854

Please bring your own water and snacks.

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Please Note: We'll meet at 10 a.m. sharp in the parking lot across from the Old Angler's Inn. Look for the Amherst purple and white banner. Carpooling is encouraged. If you need a ride (or can offer a ride) from the Metro or a central location, please email

Directions: I-495 to Exit 41 (Carderock and Glen Echo); follow Clara Barton Pkwy towards Carderock, passing David Taylor Model Basin and Naval Surface War Center on right. At junction with MacArthur Blvd turn left and continue West to Old Angler's Inn on right at sharp turn in road. Park in lot on left opposite the inn.

Questions? Please contact Evelyn Israel '02 at or (845) 216-0184.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 10:00 to 11:30