Purgatory Chasm Trail

MODERATE 262 reviews

Purgatory Chasm Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sutton, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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.

20 days ago

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

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great little loop with kids. The chasm is unique, breathtaking and a fun climb. Best in Summer and Fall. In Spring 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.

5 months ago

Defiantly one for your bucket list!

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike

hiking
5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

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

Great Family fun. Kids love the rock climbing.

hiking
9 months ago

BeautyFull... what more can i say

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

can be a little crowded

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

It was fun climbing around the bluffs!

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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