Hiking The Bash Bish Falls

The 12th most popular hiking trail in New York.

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East of Copake Falls in Taconic State Park on the Connecticut border, the 5,000 acre Taconic State Park has an extensive trail system through challenging terrain with spectacular views. The best place to start is from the Bash Bish Trailhead. It offers 3 hikes with about 22 miles of trails

The state park is located east of SR22 on SR344 in Columbia County.

Overall, Bash Bish Falls is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in New York. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bash Bish Falls including Bear Mountain Loop Trail, Clarence Fahnesock State Park, Stillman Trail, Sugar Hill State Forest and Breakneck Ridge Trail.


Local Contact(s):  TSP (518) 329-3993; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking New York" from Rhonda Ostertag

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  State Park Cabins

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nysparks.com/parks/

GPS:  42.11498, -73.49139

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  14258


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