Purgatory Chasm Trail

MODERATE 256 reviews

Purgatory Chasm Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sutton, Massachusetts that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

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.

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1 month 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
1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

Great little loop with kids. The chasm is beautiful and a fun climb. Best in Summer and Fall. Spring it gets very wet, muddy and buggy. This trail is best as an add on after one of the longer trails.

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