Bash Bish Falls from Taconic State Park

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Bash Bish Falls from Taconic State Park is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Copake, New York that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
239 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




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. 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.