Cascades On Dunbar Brook


The Cascades On Dunbar Brook is a beautiful waterfall located in Monroe, Massachusetts. The waterfall has a total drop of about 15 feet and it can be found along Dunbar Brook. Dunbar Brook flows strongest during the springtime when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, the Cascades On Dunbar Brook is a great spot to visit year-round. It is especially great to visit on warm summer days because it has a wonderful swimming pool at its base.

The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of a number of cascades. Photographers often enjoy taking photos of the waterfall along with the stunning emerald green pool. It is also a very photogenic waterfall considering visitors can easily access the base of the falls and see the true scale of the water falling.

Accessing the waterfall is relatively easy. The waterfall is located in the Monroe State Forest which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park at the Dunbar Brook Trailhead parking area and then hike 1.1 miles one-way to the falls. The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of Monroe State Forest. The waterfall is typically very not a busy spot due to its remoteness. This makes it a great spot to visit any day of the week, without having to worry about crowds.  

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 15 foot total drop
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: Dunbar Brook
  • Swimming: Excellent


  • Park: Monroe State Forest
  • Address: River Road
  • Town: Monroe
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.709000 Lng -72.971333
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available right at the Dunbar Brook Trailhead which leads to the falls. The parking area is located along River Road in Monroe. 
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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