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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
+1 860-424-3000
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Great local hiking

Lots of trails for different levels. Clean. Water for a dog to drink. Dogs allowed. Great views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Esterina D
A Brisk hike in January

We had a mid January thaw so my hiking buddy Bill and I decided to try Sleeping Giant for the first... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Jeff G
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“blue trail” (21 reviews)
“main trail” (18 reviews)
“great hiking” (15 reviews)
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Hamden, CT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of trails for different levels. Clean. Water for a dog to drink. Dogs allowed. Great views from certain places.

Thank Esterina D
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We had a mid January thaw so my hiking buddy Bill and I decided to try Sleeping Giant for the first time. It was great. WE stayed away from the White and Blue trails as we felt they might be a bit tricky as there...More

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

A terrific jewel of a hike near Quinnipiac University you will not want to miss. 1.6 miles on groomed trail to top of trail head is great uphill leg work with the bonus that the return is 1.6 downhill! Restrooms, picnic tables, and parking make...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Very nice photos. Looking at the "castle" of which there are several photos; notice the side view with the lower section on the right side. Between level 2 & 3 toward the left edge there is a raised block with a dog's head. The dog...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great place to hike with kids. The trails are not too hard. There are bathrooms at the bottom. The castle at the top is fun too for the kids to eat lunch. Tons of spots for pictures. Can't wait to go again.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Recently joined friends for a hike up the beautifully maintained and wide trail to the tower on the left "hip" of the Sleeping Giant. As it was a gorgeous crisp fall day, we were able to see some colorful foliage for miles around from the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Beautiful fall day for a hike up to the tower on a tranquil wide trail. We stopped to eat lunch on one one the benches along the way.

Thank Shap1975
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We love to climb the Sleeping Giant. At the top is a beautiful castle. Fall is the best time as you can see the gorgeous foliage for miles. This is the most majestic scenery in the area.

Thank Jlrich114
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I've been heading out to the Sleeping Giant near New Haven in Connecticut for the past few years. It's a great place to walk and hike, and if you want it a little tougher, you can veer off the prepared routes and make the going...More

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Main trail to top is enjoyable and not difficult. Great view at top. Take water and wear comfy walking shoes as main trail has sections with stones to prevent soil erosion. Good for all ages.

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Aunt Chilada's Mex Rest on Whitney Ave, overlooks part of Sleeping Giant. Rose's Dairy Farm (Northford CT) for hayrides.Also if you "Google" Waterfall Cheshire CT this is a good hike and I believe one of the best... More
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