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March Cataract Falls


Massachusetts has over 400 waterfalls to enjoy and March Cataract Falls is one of the must-see waterfalls of northwestern state. The falls are a continuous 30-foot fan of water dancing down the western slopes of Mt. Greylock. The trail allows you to safely come within inches of the falls, making this an intimate place. Though it is considered a year-round waterfall, as it can be reduced to merely a trickle during the dry summer months, but it does not take much water to reveal the true beauty of this place.

Hopper Brook becomes March Cataract Falls. March Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile walk from the parking area on Sperry Road and is a moderately trafficked out and back trail. It features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. The trail is short but steep in some parts also the trail is accessible March-October. Enjoy the wildflowers, wildlife, and waterfall on this pleasant trail. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on a leash.

Park at the Junction of Sperry Road and Rockwell Road. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes (not to the end of the road), then follow the signage for the March Cataract Trail.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about March Cataract Falls

March Cataract Falls is the premier waterfall of Mt. Greylock State Reservation.

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