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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
Phone Number: 860-424-3000
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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Great hiking trails!

Something for everyone, from casual walker to serious hikers. Easy to challenging. Beautiful scenery, pristine conditions and easy accessibility.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Northford, Connecticut
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Northford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Something for everyone, from casual walker to serious hikers. Easy to challenging. Beautiful scenery, pristine conditions and easy accessibility.

Thank NorthfordBill
Northford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently go to this park. It is a nice place to walk/hike and just spend time in nature. There are many trails one can take with varying degrees of difficulty and length. As I am a woman and go alone, I stick to the main trail which is busy and safe. There is a stone structure at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live nearby and have been coming to Sleeping Giant since I was a kid. I spent many summer picnics with my parents here and as I got older was ale to bike here with friends. There are many trails here. Beginner trails to advanced trails can be found on this mountain. There is a beautiful river that runs through... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to get your mile on and some fresh air! There seemed to be a lot of people there however it didn't feel crowded. Pretty and relaxing without having to drive an hour up state.

Thank snorkelgal888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy bike ride from New Haven on the farmington canel trail, sleeping giant is always a lovely adventure.

Thank Plantmeapalmtre... T
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are hiking trails for all levels. The main hike to the castle is a pleasant walk. The reward of a stunning view from the top is a great incentive. For those looking for more challenging hikes they are here too.

Thank Janet R
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sleeping giant is great for hiking (just be careful) It is a long hike up !!! If u are not use to Hiking or walking you go part way Wonderful view on top Has been known to see snakes but I never did Good picnic area / bring bug spray Family area Parking on street

Thank janetalling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

As a kid we really enjoyed going to Sleeping Giant. And, as an adult, each time we are back in town, we enjoy racing to the top of the giant, up to the castle. Awesome year round, but even more so in the fall, we enjoy selfies from the top of the castle overlooking the Housatonic Valley. Bring the kids... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I have fond memories of hiking Sleeping Giant many times when I lived in Hamden. We are back in Hamden for a short visit and could not miss the opportunity to take our dog for a walk in this park on such a beautiful day. A must do if you are a hiker. Trails for all abilities.

Thank boathussy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I love Sleeping Giant - there are numerous trails, from easy to challenging, and all are marked clearly and kept as free of debris as possible. The view of New Haven Harbor and beyond from the top of the "giant" is spectacular. One of my favorite day hiking areas, and I'm lucky to live close by to enjoy it regularly.

Thank Mary E

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