Purgatory Chasm Trail

MODERATE 221 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
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

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

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25 days ago

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

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Loved it!

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2 months ago

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