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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
+1 860-424-3000
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Great Hiking

Great hiking trails for easy hiking. Trails are wide and very easy to follow. There are some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alison R
Charlotte, North Carolina
Great Hike!

We hiked the Blue Trail to the Tower, then hiked down the tower trail. The blue trail was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle T
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“main trail” (17 reviews)
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Hamden, CT
+1 860-424-3000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great hiking trails for easy hiking. Trails are wide and very easy to follow. There are some other trails off the beaten path that are more challenging. There are also plenty of places to go rock climbing if you are more adventurous. Great views at...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hiked the Blue Trail to the Tower, then hiked down the tower trail. The blue trail was immediately steep and FUN, we were so impressed with what great views we saw just after a small hike. A lot of rocks and some hands and...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice hike at Sleeping Giant Park. Very close to the hotel. Beautiful view once you get to the top. Definitely will go there again and experience a different trail.

Thank heathert501
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this state park few times and I love coming here every single time. It's a great hiking spot for couples and families of all ages and fitness levels. The views from the top once you get there are spectacular - you feel...More

Thank gabriela1227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't hiked Sleeping Giant in years and went back recently to try out new hiking boots for a hiking trip out west. Sleeping Giant has a good variety of trails- all varying in degrees of difficulty- so it can easily accommodate beginners and casual...More

Thank bayforest3205
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My favorite hiking spot in CT. Trails are well maintained and the park is dog friendly! Park in the back and avoid the crowds.

Thank seannwrong
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This State Park is a complete gem! Lots of trails for all levels of hikers. The main trail is wide making it very accessible for most people. The view from the tower at the top of the main trail is truly gorgeous on a clear...More

Thank slcabrera59
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A wonderful hike up the mountain to have views of Hamden and surrounding towns. There are different trails depending on your level of ability. Worth the trip to the top.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

good parking, well kept trails, easy access-- dog friendly -- relatively easy trails, but a nice challenge--- great views

Thank three2match
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Grew up nearby. Loved to hike and swim here. While no large, it is quiet and a great place for family outings and to picnic.

Thank Ken L
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Sarah K
27 June 2017|
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Tiany B
5 November 2016|
Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Safety issue off trails by dusk
Tiany B
4 November 2016|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
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