This marks Loop A of the Billy Goat Trail, a vigorous scramble along the rocks and cliffs of Bear Island.
Although there are 3 loops, this is the best known and most scenic. Also the most challenging. There is an emergency exit to the canal at the halfway point if you decide it's too much.
Download the trail map for all the Great Falls hiking trails here.
Couple in a hammock.
The steep ridge climb can be a bottleneck.
A Kayaker struggles against the current.
Mom and daughters stop for a snack.
Rock Climbers on the Virginia side.