not bad, there is not much view from mnt Williams.

Very pretty and a beautiful waterfall. Easy trail. Perfext for kids and dogs!

I really enjoyed my hike on the AT today up to the vista on Prospect. Many beautiful shots and I captured the smallest toad I have ever seen. I stopped for a quick rest to soak in the views looking over Williamstown and the Mountain Ranges of NY and VT. After a quick snack I continued on the AT heading East and took the road back down to the Reservoir until I came to the AT trailhead where I began. The trails were clear and there was a nice breeze all day to keep the bugs away!! Great hike and a shout out to all the trail crews across the country for maintaining the trails!! Thank a You!!

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muddy
7 days ago

Cute trail great for families. Well marked, and not challenging to follow at all. The waterfall at the end is pretty.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice trail. I think it was two miles of steep. Maybe moderate to hard. But only been hiking 6 months. And old lol. Worth doing.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail. Has many smaller waterfalls and then at the end of the trail is a large beautiful waterfall. It is a little rocky towards the end otherwise it is an easy trail. I enjoyed it

Easy hike for families. Parked at the Elementary school due to construction. Easy to follow trails with a nice waterfall at the end.

A nice loop! Hopped on the AT at pattinson road - not much parking but it was pretty empty. About 2 miles in reached a nice lookout. Continued up to williams and then along nice ridge with good views to summit greylock. Then followed the AT down and then peeled off down the gould trail to spend the night at pecks brook lean-to. The following day hiked back up gould trail to rejoin the AT. This intersects with hopper trail, which goes down through the sperry rd campground, and continues downward until you reach money brook trail (and cross money brook which is a nice place to refuel). Mt prospect trail veers left (after another brook crossing) and takes you up the back of prospect. This is less maintained and more steep than other parts of the trail. You follow the ridge to an unceremonious peak before reaching the lookout again. The last 2 miles take you through a bunch of switchbacks and eventually back to pattinson road. Pretty pleasant for an overnight. According to my watch it was about 18 mi total (but we did go off track on the hopper trail before the campground) and about 3,200 ft elevation gain. Hiking at a super slow (0 activity quarantine-induced) pace it took about 12 hours total.

hiking
14 days ago

Quick but worthwhile.

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bugs
muddy
14 days ago

Easy trail. Good for all ages. Alittle muddy in a few spots. Alittle buggy (aggravating not biting). Pleasantly surprised of the size waterfall at end. A lot of people on trail.

walking
19 days ago

Nice trail with a nice waterfall at the end. Lots of places to let the dogs swim.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy but fun trail with a nice waterfall at the end. Would recommend for kids and dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Very short and easy trail. A charming walk through the woods on a well-worn trail. It ends in a pretty waterfall with In area at the base for swimming in the warmer months. The trail does continue a past waterfall for a while but there’s not a whole lot to see beyond it.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was great. You have to park at the nearby school or YMCA and follow the blue markings through a neighborhood to the trail head. It was easy to find. Good place to bring your dog or kids. The waterfall at the end was gorgeous!

The view from the first look out is beautiful!! This is a very challenging hike. We needed spikes for the second half up to the ending point and back. Though it's a rather cold spring there was a lot of ice up there.

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muddy
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails in the Berkshires. It’s a pretty easy hike, once you get near the falls, it can be tougher if you climb up and over towards the falls. My seven year old does it, so it is doable! If you do bring kids in the springtime, I suggest rain boots for them as some spots are easier to just walk on rocks, and they may get their feet a bit wet. We’ve been to The Cascades twice in the past two weeks and it was pretty muddy and slippery, manageable though. Both times we only passed a couple of people. It’s just such a beautiful, peaceful trail!

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flooded
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Did the whole loop today. Appalachian trail over Williams to Greylock. Doubled back on the AT and took a right on Bellow Pipe. Bellow pipe was pretty boring and is just a ski trail that turns into a logging road. Bernard Farm was awesome and pretty steep as it reaches back up to the AT and mount Williams. Def needed spikes. Stats are a little off here on AllTrails. My wife and I both have Garmin Fenix GPS and logged 5300 feet of climbing and 16.5 miles - took us about 6hrs to complete. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any toads.

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rocky
2 months ago

Great little hike. Beautiful falls. Was muddy in March but not so much that it was too much to manage. Definitely recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

I loved climbing all over these falls! Probably a not so safe in the snow although.

hiking
8 months ago

I walked this trail last Sunday. It was a beautiful walk to the falls. The trails are a bit rocky and rooty so watch your step... Especially now the leaves are falling and covering some of the protruding rocks. It was an easy incline to the falls. Once at the falls, it's possible to climb the rocks and sit within feet of the falls... It felt like a whole different world with ferns and moss and beautiful rocks encompassing you. It had a very tropical and serene feel. I met a few groups of people on my way in and out but didn't feel crowded - especially for a beautiful Sunday morning. I parked at the school and followed the blue markings down the steps and a short walk through a neighborhood to the trail head. I was very happy to spend my Sunday morning on this walk and will definitely do it again.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike was beautiful as it followed the stream up the hill towards the waterfall. We only encountered a few others. Trail is in good shape and once you get to the falls you can scramble on up to its base, just watch your footing. Our 4-year-old did the whole thing while the younger one rode in a pack. There were a couple fun spots to stop and play by the water, too.

hiking
8 months ago

I recommend this trail with the understanding, park at the elementary school. Then, go down a set of steps and you cross a street and look for the blue streaks on the telephone poles. Those will direct towards the actual entrance to the trail. Once on the trail it is cool but dotted Witt sun streaks and you hear the continuous flow of water throughout the hike. It is wide paths and relatively dry. The falls themselves is great. Due to the rock formations surrounding the falls you can climb the rock formations and boulder to get right next to the falls. Not too buggy and very little sound of cars accompanies your hike.

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