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Have done this trail both up.and down in both fall and winter. Winter and climbing up is most fun - in 3 steps forward 1 step is lost to slipping down. It's a short hike, but a good workout.

Use the hiking poles when getting down to avoid damaging your knees and to get a better grip/footing.

Happy Hiking.

Rocky trail with several scenic overlooks. Viewing platform at the top. Recommend good footwear. Avoid when rocks are wet especially links like the Bicentennial trail. Treasure this place so close to home.

on Bash Bish Falls Trail

2 months ago

If your in western Massachusetts or eastern N.Y. traveling on 87, this is worth a stop. Short hike down to some dramatic falls . Don’t forget your camera!

dope as sh^t

Hiked a variation of the Reservation Loop Trail from suggestion by Katharine Lange. Park at Visitors Center and follow Donbrowo Trail to ski area. Donbrowo not shown on my AllTrails app. Pass lodge and pick up Balance Rock Trail to Old Indian Trail. Balance Rock is an interesting large erratic. Avoid crossing active ski area by bearing right onto Semuhenna to West Side then back to Old Indian. Check out vista to SW not marked on map before final climb to summit. Down Harrington passed Vista well marked to Link to Jack Frost (very nice walk through large evergreens) to High Meadow (another vista) and back to Visitors center via Bicentennial. High Meadow to Bicentennial link not shown on AT app. About 5 mile loop in about 3 hours. Certainly would do this loop again. 40 degrees and 20 MPH winds made it chilly on top.

Did Mountain House Trail. Lot of people but nice trail.

4 months ago

Tough hike but good.

Short hike with awesome views of a moderate waterfall. All along the trail, the air is filled with the sounds of running water, as the path parallels the stream.

4 months ago

Short, rugged trail, boulders and tree roots, natural stone stairs and long wooden steps. Stones down around the falls are smooth and slick from years of traffic, you just have to be careful. Not many visitors this time of year and cooler temperatures made this a very pleasant and quick hike. Very pretty hike through mature forest with lots of moss covered boulders.

Suggest up Stoney Ledge trail, enjoy the view then down Roaring Brook for a nice loop.

5 months ago

Probably one of my favorite waterfall spots! Very easy hike to and from the falls. Hike the stream to or from the falls if you what to be more adventurous BUT be very careful of how slippery the rocks can be! We got there around 9 on a Sunday and we’re the third car in the lot, left at 11:30 and the lot was packed. Get there early if you want to peace to enjoy the beauty of this place.

Recommend parking at visitor's center then taking the Donboro Trail--> Balance Rock --> Old Indian --> *Summit* --> Loop Trail back to parking lot. Gives you summit toward the end, something to look forward to! Views were truly spectacular, could see all the way from Mt Greylock to Mt Monadnock to Boston. Trails were well marked and clear. Food afterwards: Princeton Pizza House!

what a nice relaxing hike. nice day. i always fight going to wachesset but when i get there i all ways enjoy it. thank you for another great walk in the woods.

Lots of trails near by, we came this morning to look at the falls. breath taking, no one was there this morning. We had lunch by the water and jus listen to the falls. We decided to park on the Massachusetts side instead of N.Y.. If you have a hard time hiking go on the N.Y. side you can just park at the bottom of the falls. Two outdoor potties in the parking lot. super clean. No swimming allowed. Beautiful spot to just relax.

on Bash Bish Falls Trail

6 months ago

This is the tallest waterfall in Mass, and it is impressive. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.

Closer to easy than moderate, and a beautiful waterfall and pool combination!

A perfect weather day! Although the park was busy, this hike kept us off the more popular trails until the decent down Pine Hill Trail. There is quite a bit of elevation gained that is given back before hitting the summit, so expect some climbing. The final push to the summit is pretty steep but manageable. My 13 y/o daughter loved it. My 10 y/o was pushed quite a bit. We are definitely going back again and will try a different loop. The park rangers were a tremendous help as well...I recommend you talk with them prior to taking off.

Beautiful Section of Trail.

Interesting and exciting for kids but It was a weekend and a lot of people were swimming and picnicking on the site making it impossible for quite and contemplating enjoyment.

We camped at the grounds nearby and it was a nice walk to the falls. The waterfall is beautiful!! Not too crowded on a nice weekend in the summer. You can swim here too.

7 months ago

We actually came in from the Copake Iron Works site @ Taconic State Park (1/2-mile trail brought us over to the NY trailhead for Bash Bish Falls). The trail from the Iron Works is well-marked, scenic (mostly following the Bash Bish River), and includes a few interesting history-related placards. The trail up to the falls was extraordinarily busy, but it's very wide & includes plenty of room for everyone who's making the trek up and back. Many of the visitors were taking advantage of benches that are placed along the river, enjoying the view even before reaching the falls.

too over populated for my liking in the dead of summer, but otherwise it was beautiful & the water was the clearest water i've yet to see!

nature trips
7 months ago

Great little workout to a beautiful view of the falls. Arrived earlt and enjoyed the solitude ina spot that frequently is crowded.

Crowds diminish downstream.

very cool, can swim a little in the bash bish brook along the trail towards the falls

Love the view from the top

Both trails are great to do.

Definitely the most 'civilized' hike we've ever done. Plenty of parking lots to choose from, and there was quite a crowd today. Not enough to be annoying or anything, but I'm usually expecting solitude when I go for mountain hikes.

Lots of these people brought their dogs! I love that, though. Got the guts to ask one owner to pet his super fluffy pup. Everyone was friendly, as was the staff.

It was a bit wet from the rain the day before, but otherwise, the trails were well kept and the roads were well paved. Taking a star off for the views at the top being only okay.

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