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.

Length2.2 miElevation gain472 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

No direct access to trail head from parking. Must access this trail from Sperry Road. Park at CCC Dynamite Trail parking area and walk down Sperry Road to Trail head which is right before the Chimney Group Area camping area. Sperry Road is lined with campsites for those wishing to stay overnight.

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Patrick Ermlich
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Awesome

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Tony Moore
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Megan Gorton
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I started at the Campground Trail and took that to Sperry Rd to intersect with the March Cataract Falls trail. It was well worth it! Lots of little waterfalls, gorgeous foliage, and not too many people, aside from Sperry Rd. The last stretch to the falls is super steep, but it was well worth it! After all the rain the falls were racing! Must see!

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Kaelyn Rupinski
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Awesome hike! We parked in the parking lot before the CCC dynamite parking (about .5 mile before sperry road) and took the campground trail across the road 1.3 miles to the campground, before joining the march cataract trail. I definitely recommend this as you avoid most of the gravel road, and there’s a number of small waterfalls and bridges on the campground trail! We got 4 inches of rain 2 days ago so the big waterfall was rushing and beautiful! The trail to it is steep and fun. Definitely worth it!

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Kristian Espiritu
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Beautiful little hike! The falls are a very magical site. Nice and cool in the late morning. Only one other party on the trail when we went. A little bit of an incline but nothing you can’t do in sneakers. Can’t wait to return!

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Spencer Inch
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A good chunk of it is on a gravel road, but the actual woods trail is through some nice terrain and the falls are a peaceful place to stop and appreciate nature’s beauty.

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Allison Sheff
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Beautiful trail. Super narrow and rooty. It was slippery in places and I would avoid hiking it during rain or after a rainfall. After reading the other reviews I was expecting a roaring waterfall. It was a humble waterfall, so set your expectations for a trickle and then you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Trail is easy to find if you walk down Camping access road and follow signs. The GPS only takes you to the parking, so just be aware of that.

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Kyle Martindell
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Linked this up with the Deer Hill falls. The March Cataracts section is definitely easier overall

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j copoulos
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Consider taking roaring brook trail in Williamstown to the falls. Trails meet up at the campground. So beautiful!

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Mary Breton
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We liked this hike - the first sperry rd part was a little less interesting. So, on our way back, to add some elevation and distance, we took the side road up to the hopper trail then took hopper back to sperry. took about 2 hours round trip

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Jeanette Colgan
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Frank Eak
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Very easy to start, but more difficult as you get near the falls. Falls are worth the hike.

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TJ OConnor
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Erin Walsh
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Great in and out trail with a spectacular waterfall. Great for dogs and pictures!

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Jodi Sperber
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Lovely trail, with a nice reward at the end at the waterfall. When starting from the Sperry Road campground it’s a short hike - relatively low energy expenditure for a high reward. Which makes it great for bringing kids as well. At the falls the trail ends but you can scramble down the rocks and explore. When we hiked it there were no other people around - plenty of opportunity to be still and pick out all the sounds of nature around us. Lovely.

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Tori Hunt
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Parked at CCC Dynamite trailhead and walked out to March Cataract Falls and part of the way to Stony Ledge. Had to turn back early due to time constraints

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Jason Clarke
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A short Hike of only .5mi but with a spectacular view waiting at the end.

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Tori Hunt
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I’ve done this trail in both fall and winter. The trail itself can be an ankle twister at some points (rocks, roots, and narrow), but as long as you take your time, you’ll be fine. Very doable. A walking stick or hiking poles could be helpful. In the winter, the falls were a mix of frozen daggers and gushing water (it was a 70 degree day in February). I could also see Stony Ledge from the trail, due to the lack of leaves and could see the falls from Stony Ledge when I went there later on that same afternoon (which I had never noticed before). In the fall, it was essentially a large rock face with a trickle, but a nice lunch spot and cool to explore. The trailhead is located in the campground, so you have to hike there from either another trail (Hopper Trail, Stony Ledge, etc) or park out on Rockwell Rd by the CCC Dynamite trailhead and walk in on Sperry Rd to the trailhead. A nice hike to do in conjunction with a trip out to Stony Ledge or on your way up to the summit.

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

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Maureen Stadnik
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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.

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Trisha G
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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).

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Nicole Gordon
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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 descent 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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J Goodrich
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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.

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Brianna Johnson
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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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Kristen Zebrowski
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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

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

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Mark Bevan
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Beautiful wildflowers in the spring! Great waterfall.

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Geralyn Archer
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Very pretty nice trail in

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Emily Held
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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

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