Sleeping Giant State Park

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Sleeping Giant State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Sleeping Giant State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
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StefJK
Oakdale, CT46 contributions
Beautiful Experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had to be out and about early in that part of the state. Decided to make a day of it and explore what the area had to offer.
Hiked the Tower Trail and had a spectacular time. Very scenic with great views at the top.
They have so many trails and many levels of difficulty. The grounds were clean and the dog owners highly responsible.
Written August 18, 2021
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Don H
Stratford, CT175 contributions
Nice afternoon hike with my son
Jun 2021
Beautiful area, great hiking trails that are well-marked and you can obtain a trail map upon entering the parking lot. My 17 yo son and I did the fast hike up the tower "trail" ( gravel and stone packed, wide and flat enough to drive an AWD car) but a constant uphill and with several switchbacks. I got winded enough, but it's only 1.5 miles each way. We did the walk to the tower in a little less than a half hour. Anyone can climb the tower--it has ramps, not stairs. The view of New Haven is distant but nice and the breeze is very welcome after a sweaty hike to the tower.
We saw two young families pushing sporty jogging strollers (but only on the easy tower trail).
We decided to take the blue trail back down thinking it would be more interesting. We learned afterward the blue trail is rated as one of the hardest: very rocky with lots of steep ups and downs in both directions, very strenuous- but also much more interesting. We bailed out at one of the tower trail intersections.
We'll need to go back to check out some of the other trails.

Bikes are not allowed on the trails, but the tower trail would be doable on a mtn bike.
Written August 14, 2021
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agray5687
1 contribution
family fun
Jul 2021 • Family
always a great time with the family. amazing views on top of mountains and lots of gorgeous rock formations. So many trails to choose from.
Written July 28, 2021
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Andrew
Baltimore, MD679 contributions
Get there early for easier parking
Nov 2020
Great spot to go hiking; great outdoor activity during the pandemic. Fairly popular. Dogs are welcome if they're well-behaved and on a leash. Main trail is not too strenuous, anybody in moderate shape should be able to easily make it to the top. There's a little fort type building up top, I'm not sure what it is but you can go in to look at the view.
Written May 25, 2021
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Compass527192
1 contribution
Terrible - massless crowd; horrified by their ignorant, selfish behavior
Nov 2020
Went to Sleeping Giant today - was a TERRIBLE experience. Very crowded and 75% of the crowd was mask-less. Connecticut is a red state with cases going up. People could care less - it’s was like a giant petrie dish - we couldn’t get out of there fast enough. What’s wrong with people ?!!
Written November 28, 2020
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Marcela M
West Hartford, CT195 contributions
Fun hike!
Nov 2020
Checked out the Sleeping Giant this past weekend. We did the easy trail up. Wanted something easy. This was about 4 miles round trip. Super easy for sure if you stick the the trail that leads to the tower. There were lots of people on the trail and Im assuming its always like that. Its def kid & pet friendly.

Nice little lunch spot when you get to the top.

Enjoy!
Written November 9, 2020
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mgwis
Connecticut703 contributions
Beautiful Fall Hike
Oct 2020 • Family
Great hike on a beautiful fall day. This place gets super crowded and the parking is limited. There is additional parking on the street if you choose to do so. The hike is not difficult and is about 45 min each way. I would not advise on a stroller as it is all gravel and rocks. Once you reach the top it’s nice to have a snack, enjoy the view and take a few picks.
Written October 28, 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,352 contributions
Beautiful park to appreciate the outdoors
Oct 2019
This beautiful park is a wonderful place to go for a leisurely hike, enjoy the stone buildings, and enjoy the scenery. This park is lovely at all times of year, especially in the fall when you can admire the autumn foliage. It's also a great place to hang out with friends and/or family and have a picnic.
Written April 19, 2020
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Keith G.
Cheshire, CT259 contributions
Touring with my sons
Jul 2017 • Family
Always looking for opportunity to be with my 2 sons and this is a great place to explore. So many trails besides the main one to the tower. Never a dull moment and views are awsome.
Written January 25, 2020
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Andres72423
Bridgeport, CT2,660 contributions
Appreciating Nature
Oct 2019 • Family
What an amazing time we had. Being able to have a change of pace and do something a little out of the ordinary. If you are not used to it; it may be a bit of a challenge but it is so worth the effort. Along the trail you are able to connect with nature and all it's beauty. The foliage was beautiful and when you get to the top the scenery is amazing. Taking the trail to the tower is about a 1.6 mile trek but as long as you stay on the path you will be fine. They're plenty of people on the pathway so you don't feel lost. I recommend if your not used to the hike, find a stick along the way to help your climb (very helpful). Feel free to go at your own pace and soak in all the sites. As you are walking there will be plenty of picture taking opportunities. Oh and the final recommendation, dress appropriately because you will work up a sweat.
Written October 27, 2019
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