Trap Falls
Ashby, MA

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Trap Falls
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STATE: Massachusetts
COUNTY: Middlesex County
TOWN: Ashby
PARK: Willard Brook State Forest
TYPE: Plunges
HEIGHT: 10 feet to 12 feet each
WATER SOURCE: Trapfall Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: 0.1 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Poor
DELORME ATLAS: Page 26, E-9 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (involves 0.1 mile walk on flat dirt path which some handicap visitors may find difficult to traverse due to rocks and pebbles)
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:

A favorite hang-out spot for local residents, Trap Falls is sure to please anyone who ventures into Willard Brook State Forest. Set in an extremely picturesque setting, Trap Falls is much more impressive than its size would indicate. In the right water conditions, it consists of three plunges lined up side by side. The center fall is slightly higher than the others, and is shaped like a punchbowl. To help visualize the waterfall, picture a mini-golf hole with three-paths leading to the golf hole below. This waterfall would definitely be one of the attractions on the course. In higher water, the three plunges merge into two. We suggest spending a few hours here. Bring a picnic (there are plenty of picnic tables located near the falls) or start a barbeque on one of the many fire-pits. Although probably crowded in the summer, this is one family-friendly waterfall you will not want to miss. Your children will love this waterfall; remember a camera to capture the smiles on their faces.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


DIRECTIONS:

Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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