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Billy Goat section A is challenging and dangerous. The terrain includes sharp drops, requires jumps across open areas, walking along the edges of rocks and a climb up a 50-foot-traverse. Here the traverse is marked with blazes stenciled on the rock.

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Danger in and Around Potomac River at Great Falls

Observe the warnings, come prepared, enjoy the Potomac River.

Swift Water Rescue Crews and National Park Service Rangers have observed many people putting themselves in danger in and around the Potomac River the last few weeks, while area rescue crews have already responded to several drownings this year.


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