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Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington

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#19 of 151 in Nature in Massachusetts
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Bash Bish Falls, a waterfall in Bash Bish Falls State Park in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Massachusetts (Berkshire County), is the highest waterfall in the state. The falls are made up of a series of cascades, nearly 200 feet (61 m) in total. The final cascade is split into twin falls by a jutting rock, dropping in a 59-foot (18 m) "V" over boulders to a serene pool below.

The waters of Bash Bish Falls begin at a spring in Mount Washington and after the falls, Bash Bish Brook has cut a 1,000 -foot deep valley on its way westward to adjacent New York State. The brook cuts between Bash Bish Mountain (elevation 1890) and Cedar Mountain (elevation 1883) creating a dramatic gorge that frames the falls.
Bash Bish Falls State Park is located next to both Massachusetts' 4,000-acre (16 km2) Mount Washington State Forest and New York's 5,000 acres (20 km2) Taconic State Park.
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  • Parked at the lot and it was a fairly easy 3/4 mile hike to the falls. The trail was covered in ice with a layer of snow on top of it which made it a bit more difficult but it was still manageable... 
    Parked at the lot and it was a fairly easy 3/4 mile hike to the falls. The trail was covered in ice with a layer of snow on top of it which made it a bit more difficult but it was still manageable...  more »
  • Beautiful falls once we made it down. We opted to park in the MA parking g lot because it was a shorter hike down, however it was snow covered, with ice beneath and very much more narrow than the... 
    Beautiful falls once we made it down. We opted to park in the MA parking g lot because it was a shorter hike down, however it was snow covered, with ice beneath and very much more narrow than the...  more »
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  • Clean water great views can be a little crowded on weekends
  • One of my favorites, since I was a little kid.

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