Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

Massachusetts Purgatory Chasm

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Purgatory Chasm is as geologically intriguing as it sounds--a shady quarter mile of rift between tall granite walls attracts hikers and climbers alike.

For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers. Great for all ages and dogs are welcome too. Trail is open March-November.

Photos: Matt and Rachel, Steven Isaacson

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sturdy shoes
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

115 Feet



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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