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Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington

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#19 of 151 in Nature in Massachusetts
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Bash Bish Falls, a waterfall in Bash Bish Falls State Park in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Massachusetts (Berkshire County), is the highest waterfall in the state. The falls are made up of a series of cascades, nearly 200 feet (61 m) in total. The final cascade is split into twin falls by a jutting rock, dropping in a 59-foot (18 m) "V" over boulders to a serene pool below.

The waters of Bash Bish Falls begin at a spring in Mount Washington and after the falls, Bash Bish Brook has cut a 1,000 -foot deep valley on its way westward to adjacent New York State. The brook cuts between Bash Bish Mountain (elevation 1890) and Cedar Mountain (elevation 1883) creating a dramatic gorge that frames the falls.
Bash Bish Falls State Park is located next to both Massachusetts' 4,000-acre (16 km2) Mount Washington State Forest and New York's 5,000 acres (20 km2) Taconic State Park.
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  • This was a great waterfall. We did the 3/4 mile hike from the NY Side. took maybe 20 mins and it was fairly easy. Its a great looking waterfall. The only negative is they took away the ability to... 
    This was a great waterfall. We did the 3/4 mile hike from the NY Side. took maybe 20 mins and it was fairly easy. Its a great looking waterfall. The only negative is they took away the ability to...  more »
  • We visited Bash Bish Falls in May. We pulled in to the Massachusetts Bash Bish Falls parking lot & started down to the falls. It was a half mile in & a half mile out but it was very steep. Someone on....  more
    We visited Bash Bish Falls in May. We pulled in to the Massachusetts Bash Bish Falls parking lot & started down to the falls. It was a half mile in & a half mile out but it was very steep. Someone on....  more »
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  • Clean water great views can be a little crowded on weekends
  • One of my favorites, since I was a little kid.

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