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

I love this place. So peaceful and the best hiking experience i have had.

Moderate woodland trails with beautiful views overlooking the chasm. Inside, there are a lot of great bouldering areas to climb over and through.

great place. always impressed by the chasm. Wildlife is super cool. kick over a rotted log and you may find a giant millipede

This is my favorite type of hike. Rocky scramble, huge boulders and trees. Started counterclockwise on charleys loop(yellow), followed forest road trail (orange and blue) and chasm trail (blue). Chasm trail was the best with huge rocks to climb in under on and through. there's a trail but so many neat options on it! First trails were boring but the chasm more than made up for it! FYI - parking fee $5 for MA resident, $10 out of state.

This was one of the coolest places we have ever been to. Highly recommend it.

Fun walk with my 5 year old, park area is clean and allows for picnics.

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28 days ago

Great Hike for all. Easy access and Great trails.

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1 month ago

One of my personal favorites

Went here for a birthday party, great place for a picnic and an easy hike with awesome rocks.

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2 months ago

Gone several times for short lunch trips, great moderate hike to go on with friends & family.

Lots of cool boulders with scrambling opportunities. The hike can be customized in length and difficulty.

Recently did this trail ! The chasm had a lot of ice but we managed to do it . Beautiful and well maintained trail !

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7 months ago

Awesome trail, it is a little hard for younger kids. I've been 3-4 times I love it every time because it is so unique.

So much fun with kids and adults! You should be physically fit, as you’re climbing through rocks and boulders.

Use to frequent this trail when I was working in Uxbridge MA

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8 months ago

Great little loop with kids. The chasm is unique, breathtaking and a fun climb. Best in Fall. In Spring/Summer it gets very wet, muddy and buggy. This trail is best as an add on after one of the longer trails because it is so short. There are also caves to explore for those with experience. Nice place to take out of state guests for something unique.

on Purgatory Chasm Trail

9 months ago

Defiantly one for your bucket list!

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9 months ago

Fun hike

I'm an experienced hiker and was looking for a quick, moderate hike and from reviews online this looked good. I was thoroughly disappointed with this hike. It was a walk with no reward of a view and was way too crowded. I would not recommend this "hike" to anyone.

love this place. They have something for everyone, all levels.

Lots of fun. The climb was great. A wonderful time. We explored a little off trail, found some nice places.

Loved it!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

gorgeous hike up and down the chasm and around it, dogs have to be leashed, but no one cares if you unleash

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Great Family fun. Kids love the rock climbing.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

BeautyFull... what more can i say

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

can be a little crowded

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lots of fun to scramble around the rocks in the chasm. Super crowded in the summer though.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

It was fun climbing around the bluffs!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fun rock climbing caves wish it was good for my dog though

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