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Distance:
2.0 Miles / 3.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Bash Bish Falls State Park
Town:
Mount Washington, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.115136, -73.491421
Added:
March 06, 2018
Updated:
March 06, 2018
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514 '

Total Change
535 '

Ascent
535 '

Descent

The Bash Bish Falls Trail at Bash Bish State Park in Mt Washington, Massachusetts is a moderate 2 mile out-and-back trail that leads downhill to Bash Bish Falls and follows Bash Bish Brook west. Bash Bish Falls is the highest single-drop waterfall in the state and a must-see if you're visiting the Berkshires.

There are two parking lots for this trail. The parking lot to the west, along Route 344 is an easier hike to the falls, but a longer out-and-back hike. If you park at the east lot, above the falls, you'll end up hiking down a set of stairs and then a steeper portion of the trail to get to the falls; however, it's much faster to reach the falls from the eastern lot.

If you plan to just hike to the falls, the out-and-back hike from the eastern lot is only about 0.6 miles, but it's a much more difficult hike considering the 500 foot elevation gain in just 0.3 miles.

Fishing is allowed in the brook along the trail and dogs are allowed as well.

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  1. Parking

    42.115136, -73.491421
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.115055, -73.4917
  3. Bash Bish Falls

    42.115643, -73.49375
    Bash Bish Falls
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2.0 miles / 3.2 km
Trail added
March 06, 2018
Hiked on
April 13, 2013
Updated on
March 06, 2018
3.5 miles / 5.6 km
June 05, 2020
Trail was good. Parking was all closed due to COVID, so we started at the bottom of the hill, walked up to the parking area and went from there up to the falls, then back down the way. Adds an extra mile or so both ways!
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