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Purgatory Chasm Trail

Sutton, MA


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Purgatory Chasm Trail is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Sutton, Massachusetts and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking & hiking and is accessible from May until November.

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Recent Reviews


Lynn Woods Reservation

1 Completed 1 Reviews

What a great place to walk and explore nature. Trails are easy to navigate!


Peppercorn Hill

1 Completed 1 Reviews

FUN Hike. Thought I was lost with my cousins the first time. Was thrilled to find the trail actually looped around when following the red trail! Great views and memories.


Frank Knowles/ Little River Reserve
by Mariah DeTerra

3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trails for walking and running, views are awesome and the area is so peaceful. I hiked red trail and can't wait to go back to complete the others.


Manhan Rail Trail

33 Completed 17 Reviews

Was recently on the trail. It didn't appear to get much use - and much maintenance. Some sections are being taken over by overgrowing vegetation on both sides narrowing the trail to essentially one lane. The pavement is still pretty good and very interesting vegetation/trees in the vicinity.


Frank Knowles/ Little River Reserve

1 Completed 1 Reviews


Cheshire Cobble Trail

1 Completed 1 Reviews


Assabet River Rail Trail

2 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm not a biker but i thoroughly enjoy running on this trail. It is clean and paved and also marked you can tell how far you've run.


Breakheart Reservation
by Jen Johnson

8 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice walk...just enough flat and hills to get a good workout


Metacomet-Monadnock Trail Section 07 (Skinner State Park)

17 Completed 8 Reviews

This section, though referred to on this site by many names and markers, and improperly identified as other segments, is defined by the AMC as the white-blazed section of the M-M trail which starts at the bottom of Mt. Holyoke in the Skinner State Park, and finishes at the bottom of Bare Mtn. at the Granby Notch Visitor Center, about 7 miles in length. I would rate it mostly Class 1, with a few sections of Class 2 or 3. I have uploaded a track of a recent traverse.
There is a unique satisfaction in completing a mountain range (well, technically we left out Norwottuck and Long Mtn...). We started at Bare (Rt. 116) at around 6 AM. We chose that route to save our knees, as the trail requires scrambling and can be treacherous on the way down. Reached the summit 20 minutes later. Next was Hitchcock, another 40 minutes, mostly flat. Breathtaking views at both summits, though Hitchcock is limited. Then came the seven sisters-- a seemingly neverending up-and-down. None of the elevation gains or losses were particularly great, but the constant shift in gears is exhausting. The toughest part was the Taylor Notch, a deep rivet in the ridgeline that descends and ascends very sharply, right before the arrival at the top. Finally, we reach the summit of Mt. Holyoke, which is truly a sight to beheld. No view comes close.
We walked down the summit road to save our legs and had parked a car at both ends-- a very good idea. The whole trip took the five of us just under 4 hours with many breaks and extended gazing at summits.
This hike was my goal for the summer and I felt very accomplished having done it all! Now I just have to go back and do it in the fall.


Mt. Greylock - Wilbur's Clearing
by Nicole Brittany

1 Completed 1 Reviews

For a beginner, it was pretty difficult. But, the view from the top is worth every difficult point.