billy goat trail

September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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July 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hiker Dies After Medical Emergency on Billy Goat Trail

A hiker who suffered a medical emergency likely caused by heat while on Billy Goat Trail in the area of Great Falls died after being airlifted to a local hospital on Saturday afternoon. U.S. Park Police identified the hiker as 32-year-old Rachel Parkerson of Severn, Maryland. It was determined that the cause of death was […]

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July 31, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do for Under $10 in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Areas

Live around Bethesda, Potomac, or Chevy Chase? Check out these fun in-county activities to fill the rest of your summer.   Billy Goat Trail Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac River while getting a workout hiking over boulders and steep rock formations. You might spot a bald eagle flying overhead, or see a blue heron […]

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April 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Injured Hiker Rescued at Billy Goat Trail

Montgomery County’s swift water rescue crews helped rescue an injured hiker on the edge of the Potomac on April 6. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the woman hiker was not seriously injured. On his Twitter account, Piringer said multiple agencies assisted in the rescue on the Billy Goat Trail at […]

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