Best Trails Near Hamden CT

Hamden has 14 trails in the vicinity, including 13 hiking trails and 7 for walking. These trails range from 0.1 to 6 miles in length. The longest trail in Hamden is Farmington Canal Linear Trail a well-known trail measuring 6 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Farmington Canal Linear Trail, Sleeping Giant and Sleeping Giant Trail. Trails.com member Jennifer H. recently completed Farmington Canal Linear Trail.

More information on the best trails in Hamden can be found below.
  • Farmington Canal Linear Trail

    2 Reviews

    Hamden, CT

    Farmington Canal Linear Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 114 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.9 miles with a total ...
    •  5.5 miles

    Farmington Canal Linear Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 114 ...

  • Sleeping Giant Trail

    1 Reviews

    Hamden, CT

    To appreciate the Sleeping Giant, you must view him from a distance. If you look north from New Haven harbor, you’ll see him lying on his back with his head to the west and his feet facing east. ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    To appreciate the Sleeping Giant, you must view him from a distance. If you look north from New Haven harbor, you’ll see ...

  • Sleeping Giant State Park

    0 Reviews

    Hamden, CT

    Stand atop a reclining giant and walk the first trails in Connecticut to be designated National Recreational Trails by the US Department of Interior. Wander through woods that once provided for ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Stand atop a reclining giant and walk the first trails in Connecticut to be designated National Recreational Trails by the ...

  • Sleeping Giant

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    Hamden, CT

    Climb a chin, walk the elbow, or trek up the head of the giant himself —hikers are sure to feel like Lilliputians while exploring the Sleeping Giant, a forested 2-mile traprock ridge that resembles ...
    •  Guide

    Climb a chin, walk the elbow, or trek up the head of the giant himself —hikers are sure to feel like Lilliputians while exploring ...

  • York Mountain

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    Hamden, CT

    Wonderful views alone make this hike worth the time! After parking your car on Paradise Road, follow the blazes back along the road past houses then to the Quinnipiac Trail (across from utility ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wonderful views alone make this hike worth the time! After parking your car on Paradise Road, follow the blazes back along ...

  • Sleeping Giant

    0 Reviews

    Hamden, CT

    From the parking lot, where trail maps may be available at a kiosk, follow the narrow, paved road straight to the far end of the picnic area. As the road begins to swing left, a blue-blazed trail ...
    •  1.5–2.0 hour
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    From the parking lot, where trail maps may be available at a kiosk, follow the narrow, paved road straight to the far end ...

  • Sleeping Giant State Park, White Trail to Violet Trail Loop

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    Hamden, CT

    This hiking loop allows you to tickle the armpits of south-central Connecticut’s Sleeping Giant, which stretches 2 miles long from crown to toe and heaves its chest 700 feet skyward. It is representative ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  6.0 miles
    •  Guide

    This hiking loop allows you to tickle the armpits of south-central Connecticut’s Sleeping Giant, which stretches 2 miles ...

  • Sleeping Giant State Park, Tower Hike

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    Hamden, CT

    At this state park, trails travel the anatomy of one of south-central Connecticut’s most prominent landmarks—Sleeping Giant. Rising 700 feet and sprawling over 2 miles, the Giant serves up grand ...
    •  2.5- 3.5 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    At this state park, trails travel the anatomy of one of south-central Connecticut’s most prominent landmarks—Sleeping Giant. ...

  • Yellow/white Blazes

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    Hamden, CT

    Yellow/white Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 357 feet long and begins at 358 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 11 f ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Yellow/white Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 357 feet long and begins at 358 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Yellow Blazes

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    Hamden, CT

    Yellow Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 375 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 321 feet.
    •  1.1 miles

    Yellow Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 375 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • Jeep Trail

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    Hamden, CT

    Jeep Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 449 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Jeep Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 449 feet altitude. ...

  • Sanford Feeder (blue/red Blaze)

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    Hamden, CT

    Sanford Feeder (blue/red Blaze) is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 310 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Sanford Feeder (blue/red Blaze) is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 310 feet altitude. ...

  • Orange Blazes

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    Hamden, CT

    Orange Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 358 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 257 feet. ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Orange Blazes is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 358 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • The Tower of the Sleeping Giant

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    Hamden, CT

    This hike traverses a special section of a restored canal towpath from the 1830s, now known as the Farmington Canal Trail. Start your walk at Lock 12 Historical Park. First visit Lock 12, the ...
    •  2.5-3 hours
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike traverses a special section of a restored canal towpath from the 1830s, now known as the Farmington Canal Trail. ...