Sleeping Giant State Park, White Trail to Violet Trail Loop

Hamden, Connecticut 6518

Sleeping Giant State Park, White Trail to Violet Trail Loop

Sleeping Giant State Park, White Trail to Violet Trail Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 of the park’s award-winning trail system. The loop encircles the Giant’s form, traveling through mixed hardwood forest and picturesque groves of mountain laurel, the state flower.

It also tops rocky outcrops for surveys of the neighborhood. Its violet and white trails are east–west trending. Red geometric trails run north–south, intersecting the loop.
Start: Park picnic area. Schedule: Year-round, 8 a.m. to sunset. Distance: 6-mile loop. Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours. Difficulty: Strenuous."

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Trail Information

Hamden
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.0
Distance
650 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
4-5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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); www.ct.gov/dep
Local Contacts
State park map (available on-site or online at www.ct.gov/dep); Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) Connecticut Walk Book, West (available from CFPA, www.ctwoodlands.org/bookstore)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018