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Sunset Rock and Bash Bish Falls

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 6:00PM
7:30AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 7:15AM
5.0 miles
1,500 feet
elevation gain
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About the trip

The Berkshires' famous falls

What We Love

  • Beautiful waterfalls
  • Stunning views of the Hudson Valley
  • Hike in two states
  • Interesting history and stories of the area

Your Day

Take a trip to the Berkshires of New York and Massachusetts and experience one of the region's gems. Bash Bish Falls stands sixty feet high just over the Massachusetts border and they are a sight to behold in any season. Today, we'll make our way to the lovely overlook at Sunset Rock. Our trail follows a flowing stream for much of the day, so be ready for some careful rock hopping with the assistance of your guide. After taking in views of the many surrounding mountain ranges, you'll return on a woods road to the trailhead, continuing on to see the massive falls. Your day concludes with time to take in the stunning feature while reflecting on your accomplishment.

Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes or microspikes may be required. If so, they will be provided by your guide.

Perfect for: Novice hikers looking for a challenge, experienced adventurers

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Level 5/10
1,500 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:30AM to 6:00PMArrive by 7:15AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Gaiters
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)


Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet the group at the trailhead in Copake Falls, NY at 9:45 AM.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.


Level 5

Moderate - For Skilled Beginners and Intermediate Participants

Level 5 trips place greater emphasis on challenging you physically. Whether you’re still new to the scene or have some experience, you’ll appreciate a more deliberate pace with a capable group.


We’ll be out on the trails for five to seven hours. Prepare for this trip by doing cardio and strength exercise at least three days a week.


Be ready to cover six to nine miles today before heading home.


We’ll be hiking on moderate mountainous terrain, which may require navigating various rock faces and trail conditions including steep inclines and uneven ground.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,800 feet per day.


Up to 8,000 feet.