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Sleeping Giant State Park

200 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-1906
+1 860-424-3000
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Worth the hike up! Beautiful views

Trails are well marked and some easy enough for families with younger children. Picnic beneath the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
emm1330
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Berlin, Connecticut
Had never been, would go back.

Beautiful place...good exercise. Took an easy trail up & a hard one down. Saw many chipmunks, a... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Leslie K
,
Waterford, Connecticut
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“blue trail” (21 reviews)
“main trail” (18 reviews)
“great hike” (19 reviews)
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200 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-1906
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"well marked trails"
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"easy trail"
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"different levels"
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"hiking trails"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"quinnipiac university"
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"state park"
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"long island sound"
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"wide trail"
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"rock climbing"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trails are well marked and some easy enough for families with younger children. Picnic beneath the pavilion or on the lawn area. Makes a great afternoon escape.

Thank emm1330
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place...good exercise. Took an easy trail up & a hard one down. Saw many chipmunks, a deer & two red tailed hawks. Drove 45 miles to get there but was worth the trip...

Thank Leslie K
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is a great hike! There are many trail options. We followed the wide well maintained trail to the castle and then veered off to follow a narrower trail to another view point. We enjoyed the many spectacular views!

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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

Thank champangedreamz
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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.

Thank bootyb1969
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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

Thank LongIslandMabel
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Reviewed 21 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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Safety issue off trails by dusk
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Tiany B
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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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