Sleeping Giant State Park, Tower Hike

Hamden, Connecticut 6518

Sleeping Giant State Park, Tower Hike

Sleeping Giant State Park, Tower Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 panoramas.

In 1977 the entire trail system won national recreation trail distinction. Color-coded blazes identify the six east–west trails, while red geometric shapes point out the five north–south routes. Together, they suggest multiple hiking loops."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
650 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
2.5- 3.5 hours
Spring through fall
Sleeping Giant State Park, 200 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden 06518; (203) 287-5658. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State Parks, (860) 424-3200 or (866) 287-2757 (toll-free in CT);
Local Contacts
State park map (available on-site or online at; Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) Connecticut Walk Book, West (available from CFPA,
Local Maps