Bash Bish Falls Trail

MODERATE 136 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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2 days ago

Interesting and exciting for kids but It was a weekend and a lot of people were swimming and picnicking on the site making it impossible for quite and contemplating enjoyment.

2 days ago

We camped at the grounds nearby and it was a nice walk to the falls. The waterfall is beautiful!! Not too crowded on a nice weekend in the summer. You can swim here too.

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4 days ago

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6 days ago

We actually came in from the Copake Iron Works site @ Taconic State Park (1/2-mile trail brought us over to the NY trailhead for Bash Bish Falls). The trail from the Iron Works is well-marked, scenic (mostly following the Bash Bish River), and includes a few interesting history-related placards. The trail up to the falls was extraordinarily busy, but it's very wide & includes plenty of room for everyone who's making the trek up and back. Many of the visitors were taking advantage of benches that are placed along the river, enjoying the view even before reaching the falls.

7 days ago

too over populated for my liking in the dead of summer, but otherwise it was beautiful & the water was the clearest water i've yet to see!

nature trips
9 days ago

Great little workout to a beautiful view of the falls. Arrived earlt and enjoyed the solitude ina spot that frequently is crowded.

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12 days ago

Crowds diminish downstream.

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19 days ago

very cool, can swim a little in the bash bish brook along the trail towards the falls

20 days ago

Love the view from the top

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1 month ago

Both trails are great to do.

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1 month 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.