Bash Bish Falls Trail

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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

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hiking

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waterfall

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Bash Bish Falls is a great short hiking trail to the highest waterfall in the state of Massachusetts. The falls are located in Southwestern Massachusetts in the Taconic Mountains of Berkshire County, which neighbors Mount Washington State Forest in Massachusetts and Taconic State Park in New York. The park is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. There are a few access points to the falls and more than one parking lot. You can choose to start from the New York side and cross the state line into Massachusetts or start at either of the two Massachusetts trailheads. Starting at the lower parking area off of Falls Road, this short hike follows a rugged trail along Bash Bish brook through mature forest and over boulders, tree roots, natural stone stairs, and long wooden steps. You are soon rewarded with a view of the beautiful waterfall. The twin falls cascade into a serene pool. Swimming is not allowed in the pool. Use caution as the stones down around the falls are smooth and slick from years of traffic and it is easy to slip.

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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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23 days ago

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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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.

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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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2 months ago

This is the tallest waterfall in Mass, and it is impressive. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/bashbishfalls

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2 months ago

Closer to easy than moderate, and a beautiful waterfall and pool combination!

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