Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

Purgatory Chasm

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

115 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Gustavo Quiros

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic

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. The trail is open March-November.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

The Snug Life

Wilton, New Hampshire

From $100/night

Normanton Farms

Litchfield, New Hampshire

From $125/night

Souhegan Serenade

Merrimack, New Hampshire

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Short But Inspiring And Unique

The chasm itself is a fairly short hike but there are some longer loop trails around the park. Nice playground for the kids and bathrooms.

Sunny Day Adventures

My group and I loved this spot! Once you get past the tourists in the beginning, you'll have plenty of space to climb and explore. Wear shoes with good grip. Definitely worth checking out!

Perfect in the fall

Purgatory Chasm is one of those places that is great anytime, but in the fall, this is one of the best spots to see the foliage and enjoy a day hike.

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

115 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Gustavo Quiros

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