The Boyd’s Hole Trail is a 2.06 mile easy hiking trail that when combined with portions of the Potomac Overlook Trail, forms a 2.76 mile loop that is accessible from just behind the Visitor Center. This wide gravel path takes users through the forest bringing them to Boyd’s Hole, an area with a few picnic tables and a small observation platform overlooking the Potomac River. This relatively undisturbed shoreline makes an ideal place for bald eagles to nest. For this reason please stay within bounded areas on the shoreline. In addition to eagles there are Red-tailed hawks, Osprey, several types of owls, and many other examples of birds and wildlife to be found here.