Trap Falls


Trap Falls is a lovely waterfall located in Ashby, Massachusetts. The waterfall has a total height of 12 feet and it can be found along Trapfall Brook. Trapfall Brook flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring, Trap Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of a beautiful triple plunge.

Accessing the waterfall is quick and easy. The waterfall is located in the Willard Brook State Forest which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park just off Route 119 at the trailhead to the falls. The hike to Trap Falls is only a few hundred feet. Hiking to the falls is a wonderful family-friendly activity. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and through the entirety of Willard Brook State Forest.

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 10-12 feet 
  • Type: Triple plunge
  • Water Source: Trapfall Brook
  • Swimming: Not good

Trap Falls Location

  • Park: Willard Brook State Forest
  • Address: Route 119 / Main Street
  • Town: Ashby
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.673015 Lng -71.7770042
  • Parking Notes: There is a roadside parking area right at the trailhead located off Route 119 (aka Main Street / Townsend Road). Parking for Trap Falls is free. Additional parking can be found across the road.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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