Bash Bish Falls
Appalachian Trail Section #148

Located 25.5 miles from Pittsfield, Massachusetts

4 Stars
22,337 Steps 1  (10.2 mi)

The Appalachian Trail (Section #148) has a maximum elevation of 2,605 ft (794 m), a minimum elevation of 1,381 ft (421 m), and an elevation gain of 30,182 ft (9,199 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #148 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,33710.2 mi1,381 ft2,605 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.7 hrs0.430,182 ft23,250 ft
[ B to A ]
4.4 hrs1.223,250 ft30,182 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #148?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #148 is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) or 22,337 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #148?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #148 in 4.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Bash Bish Falls Topo Maps

Download free Bash Bish Falls topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Hillsdale, NY
  2. North Topo Map: Egremont, MA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Great Barrington, MA
  4. West Topo Map: Copake, NY
  5. Topo Map: Bash Bish Falls, MA
  6. East Topo Map: Ashley Falls, MA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Millerton, NY
  8. South Topo Map: Sharon, CT
  9. Southeast Topo Map: South Canaan, CT

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #148?

Yes, and it's free! The Appalachian Trail Section #148 is located on the Bash Bish Falls topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

AT148T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #148 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Appalachian Trail Section #148, provided by the National Weather Service. (



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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