About Bash Bish Falls
This trailhead is the start of a steep hiking trail to Bash Bish Falls, perfect for a short hike in the Berkshires. Visitors will begin by walking away from the parking lot and into a quiet hemlock forest. Then, the path will quickly descend over wooden steps and rocky terrain. Before the sound of the falls begins to overwhelm the forest, visitors will likely hear plenty of local Western Massachusetts wildlife. In the spring and summer, the sound of birds often echoes down through the forest canopy.
Eventually, after passing over small creeks and waterfalls, visitors will climb down rocky steps and arrive at scenic views of Bash Bish Falls. The falls are both tall and wide. They start as one cascade before splitting into two streams and falling into the pool below. Visitors can relax, watch the mesmerizing water, and then hike the strenuous trail back to the parking lot.
The waterfall viewing area is flat and wide, and there are portable toilets near the end of the trail. Visitors will see a large parking lot off Falls Road, just past the New York-Massachusetts border. There is another parking lot in New York where hikers will find the start of an easy, family-friendly trail to the falls. Though this easy trail is flat, it is longer.