Trip report

Purgatory Chasm

Nature Walk DATE: 10/22/2022 - 10/22/2022

Trip/Event Location: Sutton, MA
US

Trip Leader(s): Eli02116

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation is notable for its .25-mile-long (400 m), 70-foot-deep (21 m) chasm of granite bedrock with abrupt precipices and caves. Various theories have been proposed

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The park is off of Route 146, exit 11 toward Northbridge. You can get to Route 146 from I-190 from the North, I-90 from East or West. Use Route 146 when coming from RI. We will meet at the Visitor Center.


Trip Report/Photos

Wonderful Fall weather greeted a group of 12 eager Go'ers for a great walk in the Purgatory Chasm.  It was a warm day and the Fall colors were in full splendor. We went into the Chasm Loop Trail, walking between the huge boulders that are thrown around the ravine. We continued to the Upper Purgatory Trail and then to the upper portion of Chasm Loop Trail. We had a lunch break on the boulders just above the parking lot. Then we did another loop, the Charley’s Loop Trail. 

 

 

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Our thanks to Eli for leading this event. The weather couldn't have been better and the group of guys more enjoyable. Purgatory Chasm is well worth many more visits. Great trails and the chasm was awesome. - sedonahikerman

Members That Participated

Eli02116

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
sedonahikerman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plainville, MA


United States
twalmsle

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
treader

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
jaz

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
Paulin02118

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
dan410

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
LewLasher

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Cambridge, MA


United States
freespirit

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Dover, NH


United States
sustaining member
rolshausenii

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Cambridge, MA


United States
joepny654

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Schenectady, NY


United States
sustaining member
Fireside

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Portsmouth, NH


United States
Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
sedonahikerman Oct 22, 2022 at 8:39 PM

Comment: Our thanks to Eli for leading this event. The weather couldn't have been better and the group of guys more enjoyable. Purgatory Chasm is well worth many more visits. Great trails and the chasm was awesome.

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