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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
+1 860-424-3000
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Went with my children for a field trip. It was a beautiful day. It is such a perfect place.

Great place to hike with kids. The trails are not too hard. There are bathrooms at the bottom. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Branford, Connecticut
Great Discovery!

Recently joined friends for a hike up the beautifully maintained and wide trail to the tower on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We love to climb the Sleeping Giant. At the top is a beautiful castle. Fall is the best time as you can see the gorgeous foliage for miles. This is the most majestic scenery in the area.

Thank Jlrich114
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I've been heading out to the Sleeping Giant near New Haven in Connecticut for the past few years. It's a great place to walk and hike, and if you want it a little tougher, you can veer off the prepared routes and make the going...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Main trail to top is enjoyable and not difficult. Great view at top. Take water and wear comfy walking shoes as main trail has sections with stones to prevent soil erosion. Good for all ages.

1  Thank tennisace41
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My family visits here frequently throughout the year with our younger kids. The park has a castle at the top which the kids love to see and we usually bring the dog on the hike as to many other visitors. As the kids are getting...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Sleeping Giant State Park is minutes from New Haven, and a short drive from Hartford, which can mean crowded trails on nice weekend days (e.g. the recent stellar Labor Day), but is worth the effort. We hiked the Tower Trail on the way up and...More

1  Thank MimBox
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I wish they had better marks on the trails. It's a nice hike, on Sunday afternoon or even after work :) Close to pizza places, ice cream, Farmington Canal .

Thank Artur G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great hiking trails. Beautiful view of the surrounding areas. Near Quinnipiac College. A beautiful place for potographs. .

Thank Thea1201
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Sarah K
27 June 2017|
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Tiany B
5 November 2016|
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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