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.

Directions from Copake Falls, NY: Take County Road 344 east for a mere .7 mile to reach the Bash Bish Falls Trailhead.

New York State Division of Tourism, One Commerce Plaza , Albany, NY, 12245, Phone: 518-474-4116

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11 Completed 9 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.

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27 Completed 6 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!

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

dope water was very very cold though

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A quick and scenic hike!! Amazing view of the mountain and waterfall. Simplify breathtaking. Normally you can swim near waterfall.

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11 Completed 10 Reviews

I initially started on the wrong trail and had to ford the stream to get on the correct trail. Water was rather cold and my bare feet went numb quickly. But once I was on the correct trail it was a fairly easy ascent to the top. Note the trail is inclined all the way up and there are some stones protruding the trail; this makes for a hike that isn't accessible for all people.

But there is a secret short cut for those who want to see the falls but are physically unable to do the walk. As you drive past the trail head towards MA you'll pass a gate on the right side of the road. There isn't a whole lot of room to stop and you can't park there for any length of time. But you should be able to unload passengers. Just beyond the gate is a short descent of only a few hundred feet to the falls.

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16 Completed 13 Reviews

Walks okay beautiful waterfall fun swim fun little jump off rocks

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23 Completed 4 Reviews

Short hike to the bottom of the falls from the MA side. Some rocks and a few slippery sections but the kids had no problems with it. Beautiful weather....pretty crowded at the bottom. Water is cold but feels great. Next time will try to get there early in the day to grab a prime spot for an hour or two. Great place to take someone on their first hike.

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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice trail. The top was still a bit icy in spots. What a great view of the falls at the bottom.

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9 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite short hikes. Just did it today and the trail was snow packed into ice, so it was slow going. One of the falls was still frozen.

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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Very beautiful. Nice views of falls, streams and cliffs. A little commercialized at the falls for my taste. If you take the trails up and over the mountain and down what seems like jurassic park coming down an almost vertical decent to the falls, the difficultity level is great and the entire hike is very strenuous but worth while and very rewarding. OR, you can take the easy way out and walk the 1/2 mile from the parking area to the falls. Enjoy

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