Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, Connecticut

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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 the Quinnipiac Indians, and test your plant, animal, or fungi knowledge.
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by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)

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 the Quinnipiac Indians, and test your plant, animal, or fungi knowledge.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Hamden
Distance: 2.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Sleeping Giant State Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Carmel and Wallingford, CT. A trail map/brochure is available at the main park entrance and a letter-size color version can be downloaded from www.sgpa.org or the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protections website (see below).
Topo Map: Sleeping Giant State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes Near New York City Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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