Bash Bish Falls Trail

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Bash Bish Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile trail located near Mt Washington, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and best time to visit is from April to November.

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Michael Madison (103)

2 Completed2 Reviews

The trail from Mass to the falls is wonderful easy to moderate. The NY trail is a easy trail for elder or not so active people.

Sibora Reed (2765)

53 Completed38 Reviews

The waterfall was very peaceful and beautiful. The water ran down into a stream next to the foot trail. The walk to get to the falls was really brisk, easy and cleared out. The only annoyance was the fact that there were pumped up unfriendly cops with dogs right above the falls working with the park rangers constantly blowing on their whistles if anyone as much as dipped their feet in the water. Which is ok seeing that they're keeping the water clean, however I think they should've been more concerned with the large families of people going in the stream further down and letting their children go number 2 in the water while they swam next to them (that was a bit disgusting) instead of the nice people meditating and enjoying the waterfall.

Mike D'Afflitto (160)

4 Completed2 Reviews

From the MA trail parking lot:
The term "short hike" may be misleading to some. Yes, the distance is under half a mile, but it's a 300 foot walk down very steep rocks with some wide switchbacks and both man-made and natural rock steps. Be prepared for the climb back to the top. It's also a very popular and crowded spot and the trail isn't wide enough for 2 way traffic in spots, forcing someone off to let others pass. Not usually an issue, but this trail is very rocky and steep.
Further down the road from the MA parking lot, you cross into NY state. There is another access trail to the falls via a gravel road. Choose your path accordingly.

John Tuey (2092)

30 Completed33 Reviews

Doug Schoolcraft (313)

5 Completed6 Reviews


Erin Perry (529)

6 Completed5 Reviews

Hiked down to the falls from the upper MA lot. More difficult than expected. Had someone with visual impaiment that couldnt traverse these trails from this point. Would strongly recommend the first trailhead(NY lot) for anyone with younger children or anyone who might need assistance. loved the falls view!

Natasha Law (214)

7 Completed7 Reviews

Beautiful falls that are easily enjoyed by all ages. Very simple short walk really. Dislike that there are always a ton of people here but def worth it for the view

Dave Stewart (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice enjoyable little hike. My parents are in their late 60s and they did just fine!

Jeremy Boord (344)

11 Completed9 Reviews

A spur of the moment 3/4 mile pretty flat hike from the lower parking lot. Nice falls at the end. Lot of people on this walk. Did it in sandals. Nice pictures.

Amanda Spinosa (592)

34 Completed6 Reviews

Bash Bish is really cool! Took the hour and fifteen minute drive from the lower Hudson Valley through farmland to get there which was really scenic. We unknowingly parked in the Massachusetts lot and walked down a short-but-steep incline. The view from the edge of the falls is truly surreal. I know of people who have swam here, but it's very risky and dangerous considering how rough the waters are. If you don't want to walk the hellishly steep trail back up, I suggest parking in the New York lot. Apparently it's a lot easier!