Bash Bish Falls Trail

MODERATE 120 reviews

Bash Bish Falls Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Washington, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Copake Falls, NY: Take County Road 344 east for a mere .7 mile to reach the Bash Bish Falls Trailhead.

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8 days ago

Both trails are great to do.

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13 days ago

We hiked in from the NY side. Very easy hike. Nice trail and amazing views but it was very crowded. We would have loved to go in the water, but there were "No Swimming" signs everywhere.

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

So many people.

19 days ago

Lots of people

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20 days ago

Gorgeous waterfall, simple hike, great for families. Definitely a must see!

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1 month ago

short hike, but over all one of my favorites! the water is as clean as it gets. beautiful views, what a great spot for taking photos!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Relaxing an exhilarating, Great for the whole family

1 month ago

A favorite, many times, all seasons (save in snow). Trail is a reasonable flat walk in and out from Copake Falls, NY off 344. Trail from Massachusetts is well kept, steep down & up, about an 18 story descent/climb. Falls & the people when busy, worth the view.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Incredible!!! Definitely head to the NY side- relatively flat hike.

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1 month ago

I’ve always wanted to visit Bash Bish Falls because it’s the highest waterfall in Massachusetts. There are two trails you can take down to the falls (Massachusetts or New York). The Massachusetts trail is relatively short, but it can be challenging because it's steep and rocky. The New York trail is longer, but less challenging. There is also another short but very steep hike to an amazing scenic view of the mountains! The falls were very impressive and beautiful! The water is crystal clear and a nice shade of turquoise that you don’t usually see in New England. Dogs are welcome, no swimming allowed (people have died) and make sure you bring a camera! The only downside to Bash Bish Falls is that this a popular spot to visit.