Race Brook Falls Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Race Brook Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Sheffield, Massachusetts that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

All trails’ directions bring you to a parking lot. The trail from there is easy to follow. It is overgrown in the beginning & there are lots of bugs in July. It is also variably rocky with a steady, but mild incline. The lower falls trail is pretty short, approx 1 mile in. There is a sign halfway that says upper or lower falls and the distances (1.5 to upper falls, 0.5 to lower). I was pretty far below the falls at first but climbed up closer from the base. It was a little tricky, with a lot of big boulders and some are wet or mossy. I slipped, so be careful! The falls are pretty, though. I was the only one by the falls. There were people swimming downstream. I climbed up, then back down the upper falls trail part way, which was much steeper than the lower falls trail. It seems like if you wanted to go under the falls, it would be super slippery on the sloped rock below, but the water is very clear.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy in and out hike. We went up to the lower falls and it was well worth it. Make sure you keep going until you get to the end. We almost stopped and the small little terrace falls, but another 150’ up are the giant lower falls which at the start of July still had a lot of water coming down.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the falls trail and continued north on AT. Didn't quite make it to Everett peak due to time limitations. Great hike. Moderate traffic up to falls (mile or so), but after that lightly traveled (this was the Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend). Falls were strong May 25th, 2018. Likely to be much less impressive later in the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Besides for the fact that there is a rolling river between the trail head and the trail, this hike is incredible. Pictures do not do the falls justice. It’s something you have to see with your eyes. It’s a must do hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Good hike

hiking
11 months ago

Took the trail all the way to where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail (~2 miles one way). It is a very challenging, steep hike in several spots once you bypass the lower falls trail and continue onto the AT. However, it is also a beautiful area and gets you access to the upper falls area, which is a stunning place. If you're up for a challenge, I recommend it.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

It rained! So we didn’t finish :(.

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