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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


Callahan State Park

6 Completed 2 Reviews

My dog loves this place. Great place to bring the dog, let her run around off leash with the other dogs, swim in the pond and then hike the trails. We've been a lot with our dog - even just to throw the ball or Frisbee around.


Stow Town Forest

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great spot if you are in the Stow area and want to get outside without having to travel. The trail system is well maintained and the main trails are well marked. Side trails dead end to marked private property but off a way to extend your day. some os the ones off the blue trail look like favorites os mountain bikers.

I went on a sunny, warm Sunday from late morning until early afternoon and it wasn't crowded. Most walkers did have dogs, some leashed and some not. This is a good place for running as the footing is generally pretty good and there are some places for hill sprints. As the previous poster said, the main trails are wide and level, which is good for children and those who prefer a walk to a hike. The trail along the river is especially nice, and this network would be very enjoyable when the leaves have turned a little later in the fall. I plan to try cross country skiing here and will post this winter. For trail maps see the link and look under Gardner Hill. Have fun :)


Quabbin Reservoir Gates 11-12 Loop

1 Completed 1 Reviews

I visited this place about a year ago. Visit website below to see detailed pictures and commentary.


Dana Massachusetts

2 Completed 1 Reviews

It's about 1.8 miles from gate 40 to the former town of Dana. DCR maintains the area fairly well.
There are many trails off the town center to explore. An amazing part of Quabbin history.


Mount Greylock State Reservation, South

11 Completed 1 Reviews

Roaring Brook trailhead to Stoney Ledge (hike 5) plus 1.6 for March Cataract Falls.
Summit was bust - fog - will have to go back.
Unimpressed with the naked man on the trail.
Love that there is water and shelter available.


Norris Reservation
by Chris Davis

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Stepped out of my car and into a pile of dog poop, but it didn't end there. Despite many signs and FREE dog waste bags, the first 1/4 mile was a mine field, proving no matter how affluent the town, there are discourteous people everywhere. There's also a commonly ignored leash law as well, super nice to have your swamp soaked pup jump all over my children. It's a shame because it's a great walk for kids through many different ecosystems. My recommendation is to wear poop-proof boots and carry a big stick to ward off the muddy dogs.


Harold Parker State Forest Trail

1 Completed 1 Reviews


Trail of Tears

39 Completed 22 Reviews

"Trail of Tears?" I suppose it sounds more dramatic than "A Nice Walk in the Woods" which it is. I'm grateful that the Town of Barnstable and other groups have set aside land like this. It reminds me of what the Cape was like when I was a kid and it was rural and undeveloped outside of the main villages.
This was a pleasant walk and you can easily string together trails to get some distance.


Cascades Trail

1 Completed 1 Reviews

horrible trail broken glass not good for dogs also full of trash and grass clipings


Assabet River Rail Trail

5 Completed 1 Reviews

This is listed as a mountain biking trail, but it is completely paved. A fine trail for cruisers and hybrids, but too slow for road bikes, and there are no mountain biking sections.