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Royalston Falls

Route 32, Royalston, MA 01331
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Doanes Falls - Dec 2016

The falls were outstanding the path was leaf covered so there were some slippery spots especially... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
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Read some sites where this is considered a moderate hike. I feel that this is a false... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Follow a descending trail that leads to a deep, ancient gorge carved by prehistoric glacial meltwater to falls that plunge 45 feet into a basin.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“short hike” (2 reviews)
“nice hike” (2 reviews)
“shelter” (5 reviews)
Route 32, Royalston, MA 01331

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The falls were outstanding the path was leaf covered so there were some slippery spots especially because of the rain last night. The path stays close to the stream and from Doane Hill Road and Athol Rd parking spot each falls gets better than the...More

Thank r0ger68
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Read some sites where this is considered a moderate hike. I feel that this is a false representation. After leaving the parking lot (where we did not take a photo of the map, bad decision) we walked up and down hills for quite some time....More

3  Thank JR B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a fairly short but somewhat challenging hike. Start at the parking area on RT 32 (Not far north of the road that leads to Tully Lake Campground). You hike down into a ravine and back up again. Wife and I loved the falls...More

1  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Went to see the falls. The map out front at the trail head was very faded and it appeared that there was a trail loop presumably to the falls and back. We followed the Tully Trail which was yellow painted dots on trees. The trails...More

3  Thank 908justinz
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Short hike to a nice plunging waterfall. Overnight shelter close by and a very family-friendly hike.

Thank my3sons_nh
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Very nice spring hike to the falls. Be careful as it can be very muddy in places. There are cliffs around the falls so being careful is a must. Two different ways to get there. One a short hike maybe 3/10th of a mile and...More

1  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 9 October 2015

After reading an article in the Boston Globe this past summer, we decided to take a trip out to Royalston, MA to try to find the 3 waterfalls mentioned in the article. Who knew there are waterfalls in MA? We relied on our GPS along...More

9  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was our first and last trip to Royalston Falls. I didn't realize there isn't a visitor center or parking lot. We first entered a gravel road that became impossible to drive along,even for my SUV. We tried another road and encountered the same problem....More

3  Thank CRN1975
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Recently made the hike from Royalston Falls to Doane's Falls in Royalston MA. The day was hot and bright and it was very humid. This is about a 10 mile hike to see some of the most magnificent water falls in the state if not...More

2  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Getting here was tough, I came from Falls Road, and there was no sign for the falls. After following the online instructions, I finally found it. Hint: look for the sign that says "Connection Trail" it is the only sign with words for miles. Once...More

1  Thank Nina P
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