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South Taconic Trail - Mt Alander to Bash Bish Falls

2.9 Miles
Moderate
5
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Trail added on:
March 11, 2018
Updated on:
July 17, 2019

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This 2.9 mile one-way section of the South Taconic Trail at the Mt Washington State Forest in Massachusetts runs from the summit of Mount Alander and runs to the west parking lot for the Bash Bish Falls Trail. Along the way, the trail also passes the summit of Bash Bish Mountain before the descent to Bash Bish Brook.

The hike is moderate as you'll have various mountain ridge ascents and descents, but the mountain ridge gives amazing views of the Berkshire mountains and New York state.

The last descent from Bash Bish Mountain is more strenuous on the knees as well. If you plan to hike this out-and-back, plan to bring plenty of water or bring a water filter system to use at Bash Bish Brook.

There's an additional trail, not marked here in the GPS map, that leads east to the Bash Bish Falls eastern parking lot.

Camping/Backpacking: This trail can be used for backpacking, but considering the ridge, it's not as easy. Hammock camping may be easier along this trail. You can use the Mt Alander trail for more camping options.


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1515 '

Total Change
111 '

Ascent
1699 '

Descent
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2.9 miles
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March 11, 2018
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July 17, 2019

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