Spirit Falls
Royalston, MA

RATING: 2.5/5.0

Spirit Falls
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STATE: Massachusetts
COUNTY: Worcester County
TOWN: Royalston
PARK: Jacob Hill Reservation
TYPE: Cascades
HEIGHT: 150-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Outflow from Little Pond
TRAIL LENGTH: 1.0 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy side of moderate
HIKING TIME: 35 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: -250 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: April to June
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 24, E-12 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted



THE FALLS:

Spirit Falls is a two-tiered waterfall in the Jacob Hill Reservation?yet another waterfall lying on property managed by The Trustees of Reservation. No single part of the falls is over 10 feet, but collectively the outflow from Little Pond drops a total of 80 feet. Not really worthy as a single-destination trip, as this waterfall is seasonal and limited in its beauty, but Spirit Falls can be added with other strongly recommended natural features in the area?specifically, Doane's Falls and Royalston Falls.
         There are several areas of poison ivy close to the trail, and every time we have visited, we have been attacked by swarms of biting black flies. Also, be aware that some steep scrambling is required if the entire falls are to be explored.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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