WATERFALLS NEAR GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
The waterfalls listed below are the best waterfalls that are close to the Great Barrington, Massachusetts area. Each of these is within an hour drive of downtown Great Barrington.
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BASH BISH FALLS
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.
New Marlborough, Massachusetts
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)
These 50-foot tall falls sit very close to the Connecticut & Massachusetts border.
RACE BROOK FALLS
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.
FALLS ON THE OVERBROOK TRAIL
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.
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)
This near roadside-falls becomes a raging torent when the winter snows start melting.
Lenox Mountain Brook
0.7 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)
This thin horsetail is reached after a very pleasant hike through attractive woods.
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