WATERFALLS OF THE BERKSHIRES



The waterfalls described below represent the best waterfalls in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. All of these waterfalls are found west of Interstate 91. Many of these falls are found on or near the slopes of Mt. Greylock, the state's tallest mountain.

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BERKSHIRES WATERFALL MAP

Here is a map that provides an overview of the best waterfalls in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts.

map of waterfalls in the Berkshires

BASH BISH FALLS
Rating:
Mount Washington, Massachusetts
Bash Bish Brook
0.4 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Deservedly called Massachusetts' most dramatic waterfall. Visit in spring when water levels are high.

Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Bash Bish Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

CAMPBELL FALLS
Rating:
New Marlborough, Massachusetts
Whitney River
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

These 50-foot tall falls sit very close to the Connecticut & Massachusetts border.

Campbell Falls, New Marlborough, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Campbell Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

RACE BROOK FALLS
Rating:
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Race Brook
1.1 mile hike one-way to see all five waterfalls (moderate/difficult)

This series of five waterfalls on the slopes of Mt. Race should not be missed. Continue hiking up past the falls to connect with the Appalachian Trail.

Race Brook Falls, Sheffield, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Race Brook Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

FALLS ON THE OVERBROOK TRAIL
Rating:
Lenox, Massachusetts
Unknown water source
0.9 mile hike one-way to the upper falls (moderate)

These falls lie within the Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, which is one of their premier properties in the state.

Falls On The Overbrook Trail, Lenox, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Falls On The OverBrook Trail

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Falls On The OverBrook Trail

BELLEVUE FALLS
Rating:
Adams, Massachusetts
Dry Brook
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Bellevue is one of Massachusetts' best swimming holes. You may find some leftover trash if you visit - be a champ and help pack it out.

Bellevue Falls, Adams, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Bellevue Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

GLENDALE FALLS
Rating:
Middlefield, Massachusetts
0.2 mile hike one-way (moderate)

Glendale Falls drops a total of 160-feet over a relatively short distance, and there are many different sections to explore.

Glendale Falls, Middlefield, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Glendale Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

DEER HILL FALLS
Rating:
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Roaring Brook
1.1 mile hike one-way (moderate)

Visit Deer Hill Falls within the Mt. Greylock State Reservation in spring during the annual snowmelt.

Deer Hill Falls, Williamstown, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Deer Hill Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Deer Hill Falls

HALEY BROOK FALLS
Rating:
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Haley Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

This interesting punchbowl offers lots of charm in the northwestern section of the state of Massachusetts.

Haley Brook Falls, Williamstown, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Haley Brook Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Haley Brook Falls

KONKAPOT FALLS
Rating:
Monterey, Massachusetts
Konkapot River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

This near roadside-falls becomes a raging torent when the winter snows start melting.

Konkapot Falls, Monterey, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Konkapot Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Konkapot Falls

LULU CASCADE
Rating:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Lulu Brook
0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

This very small but very attractive falls is one of many highlights within the Pittsfield State Forest.

Lulu Cascade, Pittsfield, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Lulu Cascade

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

MARCH CATARACT FALLS
Rating:
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Hopper Brook
1.5 mile hike one-way (moderate)

March Cataract Falls is perhaps the most stunning waterfall in the Mt. Greylock State Reservation.

March Cataract Falls, Williamstown, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
March Cataract Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

MONEY BROOK FALLS
Rating:
North Adams, Massachusetts
Money Brook
0.75 mile hike one-way (moderate)

Mt. Greylock offers a half-dozen waterfalls, including this 70-foot tall falls.

Money Brook Falls, North Adams, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Money Brook Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

PECKS FALLS
Rating:
Adams, Massachusetts
Pecks Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

It's fun to splash in the shallow pool below these falls on the slopes of Mt. Greylock .

Pecks Falls, Adams, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Pecks Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

STEVENS GLEN
Rating:
Richmond, Massachusetts
Lenox Mountain Brook
0.7 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

This thin horsetail is reached after a very pleasant hike through attractive woods.

Stevens Glen, Richmond, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Stevens Glen

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Stevens Glen

TANNERY FALLS
Rating:
Savoy, Massachusetts
Ross Brook
0.4 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

This is perhaps the hardest waterfall to access in Massachusetts.4WD is often required to reach the trailhead. Access roads are closed in winter and are known to wash out in major storms.

Tannery Falls, Savoy, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Tannery Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

THE CASCADE-NORTH ADAMS
Rating:
North Adams, Massachusetts
Notch Brook
0.6 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

This beauty is only a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Route 2.

The Cascade, North Adams, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
The Cascade-North Adams

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

TWIN CASCADES
Rating:
Florida, Massachusetts
Cascade Brook
0.3 mile hike one-way (moderate/difficult)

Two streams, each with their own towering waterfall, merge together and you can see both from one vantage point. I can't think of anywhere else in New England were two beautiful waterfalls connect like this.

Twin Cascades, Florida, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Twin Cascades

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

WAHCONAH FALLS
Rating:
Dalton, Massachusetts
Wahconah Falls Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

This huge and powerful fanning waterfall is only a short and easy walk from the parking area. Some smaller falls lie upstream.

Wahconah Falls, Dalton, Massachusetts FULL DESCRIPTION
Wahconah Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some helpful links to help you explore and enjoy more waterfalls throughout New England:
  • Waterfalls near Boston, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Great Barrington, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Brattleboro, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Burlington, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Lincoln, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near Nashua, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near North Conway, New Hampshire > link
GUIDEBOOKS TO GET YOU THERE

The following guidebooks will help you discover more waterfalls throughout Massachusetts as well as the rest of New England:



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