Explore Bash Bish Falls

Massachusetts Bish Bash Falls Parking Area, MA

Added by Lucas Gashi

Bash Bish Falls is a short 0.5 mile hike from the parking lot to the falls. Cool off in the swimming hole beneath the falls. 

One of my favorite walks to a spectacular falls. The trail is easy to follow and one mile from NY parking lot and 0.5 from the parking lot. The apparent place to swim. There are several very nice, family safe swimmable pools in the creek above and after the falls. There are signs at the top of the falls warning you not to approach too near the top. Be sure to swim upstream or downstream of these signs. You can camp on the NY side in Copake Falls NY at Taconic State Park or for nearby camping in the MA side you can hike from Mt. Washington State Forest HQ to the Ashley Brook primitive campsites easily. These are state approved and designated primitive campsites with outhouse toilets.

Bash Bish Fall State Park is located in the southern Berkshires of western MA. The falls are right on the MA/NY state line and there is parking and access from both NY and MA Parking lots.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Food
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Snowshoeing, Swimming

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1 Miles



Cliff Jumping
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

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9 months ago

We started in the New York side (Taconic State Park) and checked out the old Iron Works first, very interesting! Then we took the trail to the falls which features the NY-Mass border. There is a sign so its fun to take a pic standing half in each state! The falls are beautiful but was quite the crowd.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful falls which are often uncrowded. The water level varies through the year so there are times when the falls run light.

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great waterfall!

I've been going to Bash Bish since I was young, and it never disappoints! The hike is short ... A little steep at times...but definitely manageable and the falls are worth the effort. :-)

about 1 year ago

Added by Lucas Gashi

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