Best trails in Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Massachusetts

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Looking for a great trail in Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Purgatory Chasm State Reservation ranging from 0.8 to 2.4 miles and from 531 to 633 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery

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Map of trails in Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Massachusetts
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Charley's Loop Trail
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery.Show more
#2 - Chasm Loop Trail and Purgatory Brook
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
#3 - State Forest Road and Charley's Loop
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#4 - Old Purgatory Loop Trail
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
#5 - North Purgatory Loop
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m