Doane's Falls

0.2 Miles
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Trail added on:
December 29, 2018
Updated on:
February 19, 2019

Time to Hike: ~6 minutes



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37 '

Total Change
65 '

65 '

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Trail Notes

The Doane's Falls Trail in Royalston, Massachusetts is an easy 0.2 mile out-and-back hike to the iconic multi-tiered waterfall, Doane's Falls. Doane's Falls is one of the most scenic waterfalls in western Massachusetts and the best part is, its just a short walk down to views.

This hike technically only spans the Upper and Middle Falls; however, you can continue further downhill along the blue-blazed trail to a lookout to the Lower Falls.

Despite only spanning the Upper and Middle Falls, you'll end up seeing more than two cascades of waterfalls before heading back to parking.

Parking: Parking can be found at the intersection of Doane Hill Rd and Athol Rd in Royalston.

Warning: Due to rapid currents, swimming, wading, and fishing are all prohibited here. Also beware of the steep slopes near the cliffs by the creek.

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0.2 miles
Trail added
December 29, 2018
Updated on
February 19, 2019
0.2 miles
May 16, 2020
This recording is from the lower falls parking lot, up the blue blaze to the top of the falls parking lot and back down the road to the lower lot.
0.2 miles
December 26, 2018
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