Sanderson Brook Falls, Massachusetts

I honestly don’t remember much about Sanderson Brook Falls. I visited the falls 10 years ago, and I don’t have a distinct memory of walking the trail. I remember that there were two waterfalls in the area both off of US-20, Sanderson Brook Falls and Goldmine Brook Falls.

Sanderson Brook Falls in August 2012

The book I referred to find the falls says the falls are a height of 60′. In many of my photos, it doesn’t appear I’m very close to the falls, but at a distance. I don’t remember if there was a reason for it (difficult to get closer to the base of the falls?). I mention this because the photos I have don’t give off the sense that it’s a 60′ drop. It could be that a portion of the falls was hidden from view and I just decided not to get closer. I don’t know if that’s a ringing endorsement for visiting the falls, but I do still think it’s a worthwhile stop if you’re in the area.

Directions:

  1. Once you find the two towns Goldmine Brook is between, it’s easy to find the Sanderson Brook Falls. The two towns are rather small, though. The falls are found just off of US-20, northwest of Huntington and southeast of Chester.
  2. If you’re headed northwest from Huntington the parking area and the trail to the falls will be on your left. There is a Sanderson Brook Road, but you cannot drive up this. This is the trail that you will follow to the falls.
  3. The road is marked with blue triangles. At just under a mile, you’ll turn right and head toward the brook to find the falls.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Distance of Hike: 2 miles round-trip
Height: 60′

Where in the World is Sanderson Brook Falls?

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