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Great walk/nicely marked trails

Nicely marked trails, beautiful views, and if you walk through purgatory chasm and keep going you... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
MattRoelandts
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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FOUR GENERATIONS OF MY FAMILY HAVE LOVED CLIMBING INTO THE CHASM

Today we spent two hours walking the trails and climbing into the chasm (twice). It is a trip into... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
ABC153
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went this past weekend and as the kids realized where we were going, they started crying and saying they didn't want to go. (they were scared!) About 5 minutes in, they LOVED it. They thought they were just the coolest for going rock climbing! There are a lot of rocks but there are well worn paths and it's not super strenuous. Purgatory Chasm has a nice loop that my kids really enjoyed. There are a few other trails in the park as well that I'd like to explore at some point.

There is also a great playground that we will check out next time. My only issue is paying $5 to park everytime. There are worse things in life but if I just want to use the playground, it's annoying to have to pay to park.

We will definitely be back, though. My kids loved it! Also, there are bathrooms and water fountains. Very important when traveling with kids!!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful if you get the chance to visit the purgatory chasm definitely do it, there are a few slippery rocks so make sure to wear your hiking boots and bring some water, make sure to visit lovers leap and The Devils coffin while here.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

I went there once and was not impressed with all the smokers "hanging out" but years later with smoking being less popular, that was not an issue at all. It was a nice spring day and my only complaint is that dogs should not be taken on the rock path and should use alternative routes to get through the woods. Having so many people in proximity to so many dogs was somewhat stressful and I like dogs. There were some nice walking trails if you did not want to take the rocky route. My son is seven and loved it but I had to keep an eye on him. Overall, great experience and close to home!

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a popular place to spend the days. Bring a picnic lunch, cook on their fire pits, wood most always supplied, explore the rock formations and the famous chasm. Great place to keep cool in the summer. Chasm is almost always 15 to 29 degrees cooler. Don't forget your bug repellant. It is in the woods with ticks and mosquitoes!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

Bring water, good hiking shoes and enjoy all the trails in this beautiful state park. The chasm is tricky and a somewhat dangerous rocky 1/2 mile walk, but worth the effort to complete. It's a great park for families and friends with picnic areas, covered pavilions, a playground, decent nature center and many trails. Bring your camera, a leash for your dog, bug spray and have a fun day. Parking fees begin the end of May.

Date of experience: May 2016
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