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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Best Place to Hike in CT

This is our go to hiking spot. Trails range from easy gravel paths to very challenging steep paths... read more

Reviewed today
Nick D
Hamden, Connecticut
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very nice hike

There are alot of rugged trails, and then there is the main trail to the top to get to the tower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin L
Adams, Massachusetts
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“easy trail”(7 reviews)
“blue trails”(6 reviews)
A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
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200 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-1906
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is our go to hiking spot. Trails range from easy gravel paths to very challenging steep paths. The blue trail is always such a treat. I love it here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are alot of rugged trails, and then there is the main trail to the top to get to the tower. This trail is a wide gravel path, so easy to walk (no rocks or tree roots to trip over!). It is pretty steep in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to spend the day. It has hikes that go from easy to challenging. I usually spend the entire day here and bring a lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sleeping Giant State Park just reopened after suffering lots of damage from the May 2018 tornado. While the park is basically the same—good hiking trails, including the popular tower trail, are open—you can see many trees still down from the storm. Tower trail is much...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank George33801
Reviewed April 29, 2019

one of the best hikes in ct.great rock formations and well maintained. great view at the summit.you need 3 hours up and down.easy access and parking

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank toroza
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

They had some damage so not all the park is accessible, but in the past it’s a great place to spend time. School groups, families and couples can be seen walking around enjoying this fantastic park.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank rjmoser187
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A great place to visit year-round, but absolutely beautiful in the Fall! Nice trails, tranquil and picturesque.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank B8837KTMR
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Being a resident of Cheshire, it is great to have such a beautiful part not far from us. A few years back, my sons and I took on the challenge to be "Giant Masters" and to say it was fun would be an understatement. We...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank keithgH1078QT
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Fire road to the top is easy, I have cross-country skied it. The advanced trail has taken some lives. The trail requires you to go close to big drops and one wrong step can and has been fatal. I question having a trail like that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank NEasternUSA
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

If you love nature, if you love the outdoors, if you enjoy a nice hike to clear your mind, or if you just enjoy a nice family get together while grilling and just enjoying family and friends, well, this is a must go. Great place...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Victor C
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Shawn J
July 9, 2018|
Response from 473lesliek | Reviewed this property |
Yes...but I am unsure if the park has reopened yet. Last I knew they were still cleaning up damage from the hurricane. I would confirm this before going..:
Sarah K
June 27, 2017|
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Tiany B
November 4, 2016|
Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Safety issue off trails by dusk