Appalachian Trail (Section #148)

Bash Bish Falls
Located 25.5 miles from Pittsfield, Massachusetts (MA)
4 Stars
22,337 Steps 1  (10.2 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


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 range of 1,224 ft (373 m).


[ 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 hrs135.31,624 ft1,086 ft
[ B to A ]
4.4 hrs90.51,086 ft1,624 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.


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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Bash Bish Falls topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' 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 an 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.


  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.