Bash Bish Falls is the tallest waterfall in Massachusetts and arguably the best in the state!
The waterfall is located in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts in Berkshire County within the Taconic Mountain range. The falls and the surrounding area are preserved as Bash Bish Falls State Park. The state park is next to Mount Washington State Forest in Massachusetts (which consists of 4,000 acres) and Taconic State Park in New York (which consists of 5,000 acres).
The waterfall, along Bash Bish Brook, drops about 200 feet over several cascades. The most notorious section is Bash Bish’s pair of 80-foot plunges which go around a jutting rock. The waterfall can be viewed at the end of the Bash Bish Falls Trail from an overlook and also up-close by walking down a set of stairs.
There are two parking lots along Falls Road (aka Route 344 in NY) which are both free to park at. The Massachusetts parking area is small, limited to 24 cars. The benefit of this parking area is that the waterfall is only a 1/3 mile away. The New York parking area is far larger and visitors can hike 1.5 miles out and back trail to the waterfall. Pets are allowed at Bash Bish Falls but must be on a leash always.
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- Height: 80-foot total drop
- Type: Plunge
- Water source: Bash Bish Brook
- Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible
- Park: Bash Bish Falls State Park
- Address: Bash Bish Falls Rd
- Town: Mt Washington
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 42.11569 Lng -73.49377
- Parking Notes: There are two parking lots for Bash Bish Falls which are both free to park at. The upper parking lot is located in Massachusetts on Bash Bish Falls Road. The lower parking lot is located in New York on State Route 344. The upper lot is closest to Bash Bish Falls.
- Parking Directions: Upper Bash Bish Falls Lot (HERE) and Lower Bash Bish Falls Lot (HERE)
- Location Directions: HERE