Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

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  • 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 tri...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
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  • Amazing! If you're an outdoorsy type person and love to hike, then this is the place for you! You can take a 3 mile hike up to the wonderful tower or enjoy a nice, slow, and steady walk just enjoying nature! Very convenient because it's only 11 minutes from Yale University! Amazing view at the tower and very quiet and peaceful! Also, the trail is a nice wide gravel path so you can run on it if you prefer. I would not suggest bringing small children here because there are no side rails to hold on to as you're walking up to the tower. Great for pets and older kids and teens! Would absolutely 100% recommend!
  • Really amazing views and some good, challenging terrain. The trails are very poorly marked and reading the map was pretty tough. We had a rough time even finding the trailheads to start the hike from the parking lot 😂😂 Lots of trash in the woods!! Like, a lot a lot. Like walk down a hill and almost sprain your ankle on Powerade bottles, and lots of broken glass bottles and food wrappers. Quite a shame that people treat it like a trash can.
  • It's a good walk - be prepared for some straining if you're as out of shape as me - but worth the challenge to get to the top. There's a bench almost to the top and I think the views are likely best from there, but a couple had taken up residence so we went to the "castle" to see all the majesty.
  • Nice place to chill and smoke cigs. Trust me no one gives a $hit what you smoke there if you know what i mean. Just dont bother people and your good. Other than that nice trails and overall good place to walk and get your mind over things.
  • This place is beautiful a true CT Jewel but is it quiet the hike to get to the castle. Great view once you go to the top of the castle. Great spot in the summer
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