Royalston Falls


Royalston Falls is a spectacular waterfall located in Royalston, Massachusetts. The waterfall has a total height of 45 feet and it can be found along Falls Brook. Falls Brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to check out the waterfall in the spring, Royalston Falls is a great spot to visit year-round even when water flow is lower.

Royalston Falls is known for its unique formation. The falls consists of one single plunge which allows visitors to see the whole waterfall in one view and feel the true power of the drop. Photographers love taking picture of this waterfall and long-exposure shots always look great.

Accessing the waterfall is relatively simple, but does require a little hiking. The waterfall is located in the Royalston Falls Reservation which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park Athol-Richmond Road right at the trailhead. From the trailhead, follow the Tully Trail for just under 1 mile to the waterfall. The trail to the falls is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. There are some long uphills, but nothing too crazy. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of the reservation.

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 45 feet
  • Type: Plunge
  • Water Source: Falls Brook 
  • Swimming: Not allowed


  • Park: Royalston Falls Reservation
  • Address: 385 Athol-Richmond Rd
  • Town: Royalston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.714760 Lng -72.245478
  • Parking Notes: Parking for Royalston Falls is located along Athol-Richmond Road, right near the boarder of New Hampshire. The parking area has space for about 5-6 cars. The Trustees of Reservations manages the property and at the parking lot, visitors will find a board with trails, information, and more!
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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