Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, MA: Hiking Information

Easy

If you have more time than just a quick drive through (or a ride on the shuttles where they are present), you might want to stop and do a little hiking. Always be prepared and take some water with you.

Moderate

Many trails are longer, harder and may have more drop offs. When hiking these you may want to check with the visitor center on current conditions. These hikes are one to two hours long.

Strenuous

These trails are moderate to strenuous hikes. They can be very steep and have narrow canyons. Each of these takes three to four hours (or more). It is best to take your time climbing and to watch your step.

Easy

Moderate

Charley's Loop

Miles: 1 mile round trip

This hike goes down the north side of the chasm and back through the center. It is not really easy because of the chasm part. But it is fairly easy.

Chasm Loop

Miles: .5 Miles round trip

This is the short hike into the Chasm and around the small areas. This goes down the main section and back up one the ledges.

Strenuous