Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

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"Perfect for a day of exploration, this unique 0.25-mile chasm runs between granite
walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock climbers alike, this
formation was created with a sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near
the end of the last ice age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety
of rock formations with names like The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’
Leap, and Fat Man’s Misery."

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Trail Information

Whitinsville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.1
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
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