Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

1 Miles Round Trip - 115 ft gain - Loop Trail

Purgatory Chasm - Search Nearby - Added by Gustavo Quiros

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.


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


1 Miles
115 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Overall rating: 

Fun and engaging, great for all ages

Challenging if wanted, but also moderately low impact for those who do not want a strenuous hike.

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!