March Cataract Falls Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

March Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Adams, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

Short hike to beautiful waterfalls in the heart of Greylock. The distance in the description does not include walking from the parking area on Rockwell Road to the tralhead off Sperry Road. Plan about half hour to access the trailhead from the parking area.

hiking
12 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful. As stated, steep (and slick) in the area going in and coming out of the cataract. Beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike. Not too challenging except in some of the steep area getting down to the falls and back out. Beautiful area to hike in. Am looking forward to coming back during foliage for the amazing views at the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are certainly worth the hike if there has been recent rainfall. The difficulty lies in the narrowness of the trail (in some areas you have little more than a foot - with a steep drop on one side) more so than the areas that are steep (there are a few, but they're certainly manageable).

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

A brief first section of this hike is Sperry Road, Which is really an access road for the campground, but we hopped off of it to link to the hopper trail which made this part a bit more scenic. Once you get directly onto the March cataract trail it is a really lovely hike. Good amount of dissent to the waterfall which would make those with knee troubles a bit cautious and perhaps achey the day after. Six and four-year-old did it easily but were tired afterwards. Overall a very enjoyable hike.

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4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Did this this morning. Parked on Mt Greylock. Walked down to trail head at campground. Probably could have parked there though. Easy to get to falls, strenuous in way back up but def doable. Water is a trickle we need rain.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

We really enjoyed this trail, at times it gets hard but all around easy to get too. The trail is very well market and if there was more rain the falls would be bigger. Being Berkshire County residents this is a nice trail to find we will be using it again and possibly camping.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

great hike to falls on a nice spring day. the hiking is moderate. hiking sticks would help if you have them. wild flowers everywhere. steep drops here and there. we saw warblers everywhere. took nice pics in front to of falls. be careful there, rocks get slippery. this is a must do

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Great walk ... Awesome waterfall ... Mass water is so clean ... Loved it

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Beautiful wildflowers in the spring! Great waterfall.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Very pretty nice trail in

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I followed the directions to get to the trail and ended up on top of mt grey lock I never was able to find the trail even following the GPS. It was a beautiful sight on top of my grey lock and ended. Up being a fun adventure with great views there are plenty of trails along the way up to take

hiking
Monday, August 12, 2013

If you are going to chose one set of falls to see on Greylock, I'd suggest this one. The March Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.0m trail that can be accessed from Sperry Road, so plan on the extra mileage hiking on Sperry Road. I'd suggest parking at the CCC Dynamite Trailhead, heading down Sperry Rd and the trail will be on the right. It's pretty moderate with one short strenuous part due to rocks. The falls however, are beautiful. Definitely worth the hike.