Sanderson Brook

Chester, MA 375K

Located in Chester-Blandford State Forest the hike to this particular falls is pleasant and unique. To start with this hike is leisurely, you'll like never even crack a sweat. In addition, this is also a very popular waterfall and it seems you will always meet people coming and going. The Falls themselves are a long rambling cascade with a 25 foot drop at its top. The unique aspect to this waterfall is how the water from the top drop is redirected, spurting upward with a geyser like plume. Also, there are more waterfalls above this main bottom waterfall. Although climbing up the steep hillside will be strenuous, but by staying on the road and bearing right, the road will come around to the backside to the falls in a longer hike, but much easier.
GPS Coordinates

42° 14' 43"N.....72° 57' 26"W


912 ft. above sea level


Operated by Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation. Free admission. No camping or fires permitted.  Swimming not applicable.

Directions to Sanderson Brook Falls. Chester, MA

From Chester center, drive east on Rt-20 for 2.5 miles. On the right, across from a lumber yard is the entry to a gravel parking area denoted by a DCR sign. From the parking area hike up the gated gravel road, your 1 mile from the falls. The road will be basically flat with Sanderson Brook babbling beside your walk, you'll cross over 3 bridges, After crossing the 3rd bridge the road will start to go uphill, .9 miles into the walk a narrow path on the right will descend to the brook and you'll be at the base of the falls.