Tower Trail

Sleeping Giant State Park, Connecticut

Elevation Gain680ft
Trailhead Elevation119ft
Elevation Min/Max119/734ft
Elevation Start/End119/119ft

Tower Trail

Tower Trail is a hiking trail in Hamden, Connecticut. It is within Sleeping Giant State Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 119 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 680 feet. The Sleeping Giant Parking and Sleeping Giant Picnic and another picnic site are near the trailhead. There is also drinking water. Along the trail there is a bench. This trail connects with the following: Orange Trail, White Trail, Red Triangle Trail, Blue Trail, Red Hexagon Trail and Nature Trail.

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"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 only restored lock on the entire former canal, along with the lock tender’s house.

Peer inside the Lock 12 Museum. From there head southbound, passing open wetlands, thick woods, and an additional canal lock, albeit unrestored. Walk to Mount Carmel Center then backtrack, enjoying more of this transportation corridor."

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