Bash Bish Falls is the highest waterfall in Massachusetts and a popular scenic destination. The dramatic final pitch of Bash Bish Brook drops about 80 feet into an emerald plunge pool. Enjoy a hike to experience the wonder and beauty of this deep, verdant gorge.

Nearby, Taconic State Park in New York state offers more visitor amenities, picnicking, swimming, and camping.

Noted for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking viewsis the Bash Bish Falls, one of Massachusetts’ most dramatic and its highest single-drop waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through a series of gorges and a hemlock-hardwood ravine forest, and then drops about 60 feet into a sparkling pool below.

Bash Bish Falls is located next to the 4,169 acre Mount Washington State Forest, which offers 30 miles of trails, including the South Taconic Trail and wilderness camping. They both adjoin New York’s 5,000 acre Taconic State Park, which offers full service camping, amenities and access to Bash Bish Falls by a moderate difficulty uphill foot trail. Nearby 1,356 acre Mount Everett State Forest offers informal picnicking at Guilder Pond. From the top of Mount Everett visitors may take in a view spanning the three states.


Bash Bish Falls State Park Massachusetts
Falls Rd, Mt Washington, MA 01258, United States



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There is no charge for use of the campsites, and access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum camping party size is five people.


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Phone: (413) 528-0330

Official Website: Bash Bish Falls State Park Massachusetts


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