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Race Brook Falls and Mount Everett Massachusetts

Race Brook Falls and Mount Everett Massachusetts

Today I wanted to focus on a hike in the northeast. I wanted this hike we are featuring to be more on the difficult side. I also wanted this hike to have a waterfall. My wife loves getting to see a waterfall on a hike. The problem is we don’t get to see too many. Usually we look for hikes that give us amazing mountain top views or amazing alpine lakes. I seem to forget about all the amazing scenery that nature has to offer. Enjoy reading about Race Brook Falls and Mount Everett today. This looks like quite the hike to take if you are a waterfall lover!

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http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/race-brook-falls-and-mount-Everett

Race Brook Falls and Mount Everett is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, MA that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

http://berkshirehiking.com/hikes/racebrook.html

Race Brook Falls is just over the Connecticut border off of Route 41 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. It’s a beautiful waterfall that actually has three tiers to it although most people only see one since they can’t hike up the steeper trails or don’t realize the falls goes up farther. It’s not a stretch to say that “Hawaiian waterfall” comes to mind when you visit Race Brook during the summer months.

race brook falls With lush greenery created by waterfall mist, cascading water over rocks, wading pools, and peaceful surroundings, you can easily imagine yourself in a remote Hawaiian rain forest. There couldn’t be a nicer waterfall anywhere. It’s not a raging torrent of water nor is it so small that it doesn’t impress (although during drought like conditions it’s just a trickle of water). Race Brook is a really neat spot in the middle of a quiet forest. There’s something mystical about all waterfalls and Race Brook is no exception. In the wintertime, this world turns into an ice fantasy land with all types of magical shapes and designs being carved out and formed by Mother Nature.

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The hike up to Race Brook Falls starts from the paved strip of road that’s right off of Route 41…almost has the feel of a tiny rest area and not a trail head. But the information sign with it’s large map of the surrounding areas tips you off that this is a good place to start some exploration. After getting out of your car walk over to the information sign and bear to the left. You’ll notice the worn path amongst the bush and trees that leads to Race Brook. Follow the trail as you hop and skip over some small streams and out into some open space. Soon you’ll head straight into the forest with it’s thick canopy of pine trees. The forest is quiet here and sometimes quite dark due to the large concentration of trees.

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