In the extreme southwest corner of the state is a cluster of state parks noted for their spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Located here is Bash Bish Falls, one of Massachusetts' most dramatic and its highest single-drop waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through a series of gorges and a hemlock-hardwood ravine forest, and then drops about 60 feet into a sparkling pool below. Bash Bish Falls is located next to the 4,169 acre Mount Washington State Forest which offers 30 miles of trails, including the South Taconic Trail and wilderness camping. They both adjoin New York's 5,000 acre Taconic State Park, which offers full service camping, amenities and access to Bash Bish Falls by a moderate difficulty uphill foot trail. Nearby 1,356 acre Mount Everett State Forest offers informal picnicking at Guilder Pond. From the top of Mount Everett visitors may take in a view spanning the three states.

Super scenic! Easy reverse hike (downhill first). Pretty sure it’s only 1 mile total.

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10 days ago

Pretty straight forward, crowded however in summer with a lot of of bathers in the falls! Fun for kids.

It was a nice trek while camping in copake falls

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1 month ago

Great short hike from New York side. Impressive Falls.

great trail, excellent for the kids. it was a hot day so the water felt great.

Great views and the waterfall is breathe taking!

Beautiful!

Easy 3/4 mile stroll up to the falls. Nice falls but overrun with jackasses not heeding the no swimming or diving signs. Loud and full of humanity on a warm weekend. Nice to see it but I don't think I'll be coming back. Not as spectacular as, say, Kent Falls, and just too many people. Parking is also a mess.

This short walk along a stream on a hot day when many people were cooling off walking around in the water was really nice! No swimming by the actual falls (strictly enforced). Super crowded with families and lots of people and dogs.

Great for a family? Two parking sites one further away then the other. Our 7 and 9 yearold loved the hike and the falls. Room to go out on rocks which were safe for most, with the exception of very young kids or those with mobility difficulty. Well worth the trip.

Beautiful hike but very crowded.

I proposed to my wife here right after a snow storm in November. Beautiful spot any time of the year!

Easy walk to a great waterfall

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4 months ago

Amazing little hike. We parked at the Bish bash pull off and not at the state park so the hike was shorter. There are some small hills and the terrain is a little rocky at times. When you make it to the top and see the falls you will be in awe. You can take stairs down into the falls and climb the rocks to get some good picture or even cool of quick. No swimming signs are posted everywhere but a ton of people were in the water waist deep. Stairs are very step and uneven so be careful. Our 4.5lb Chihuahua went with us with zero issues. He loved being able to go into the water at the beginning/end of the trail. We camp in the area and this will definitely be a spot we visit often.

Lovely falls.

Hiked here with my family two years ago and had a picnic on the rocks by the waterfall. Such a beautiful place, it’s a must go if you’re visiting the area.

Amazing and blissful short little hike, well worth the incline challenge, coming from New York.

The waterfall was stunning. We parked on the Mass side but also chose to go along the NY side and back. It was a lovely hike!!

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6 months ago

Wow, what amazing day. It’s a short hike down on the MA side. We even did it in about a half of inch of snow. Be sure to wear warm socks or bring extras, very wet. But stunning falls. I will be back!

NY parking provides an easy family friendly hike to the falls. MA parking gives a short stint of challenging terrain down to the falls, a fun little burst of the hikers high!!

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7 months ago

beautiful. easy trail and waterfalls are well worth the trip. water is also stunning. lots of dogs and families even on an overcast afternoon. trail was clear and dry despite recent snowfall.

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7 months ago

really enjoyed the trail, was well maintained. the falls and the river were beautiful and made the trail enjoyable for the entire hike.

Must see for Massachusetts

on Bash Bish Falls Trail

9 months ago

If your in western Massachusetts or eastern N.Y. traveling on 87, this is worth a stop. Short hike down to some dramatic falls . Don’t forget your camera!

dope as sh^t

Friday, November 03, 2017

Short hike with awesome views of a moderate waterfall. All along the trail, the air is filled with the sounds of running water, as the path parallels the stream.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Short, rugged trail, boulders and tree roots, natural stone stairs and long wooden steps. Stones down around the falls are smooth and slick from years of traffic, you just have to be careful. Not many visitors this time of year and cooler temperatures made this a very pleasant and quick hike. Very pretty hike through mature forest with lots of moss covered boulders.

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Probably one of my favorite waterfall spots! Very easy hike to and from the falls. Hike the stream to or from the falls if you what to be more adventurous BUT be very careful of how slippery the rocks can be! We got there around 9 on a Sunday and we’re the third car in the lot, left at 11:30 and the lot was packed. Get there early if you want to peace to enjoy the beauty of this place.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lots of trails near by, we came this morning to look at the falls. breath taking, no one was there this morning. We had lunch by the water and jus listen to the falls. We decided to park on the Massachusetts side instead of N.Y.. If you have a hard time hiking go on the N.Y. side you can just park at the bottom of the falls. Two outdoor potties in the parking lot. super clean. No swimming allowed. Beautiful spot to just relax.

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