Sleeping Giant State Park

Park, Trail, and Ski Area
  • Darshy N.
    "Take the blue trails, great workout!"(3 Tips)
    Sara B.
    "The parking fee is high because the park is under funded."(3 Tips)
    "Great place for hiking!"(6 Tips)
    Cailie M.
    "the picnic area is always beautiful."(2 Tips)
24 Tips and reviews
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  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SwanSeptember 24, 2017
    A nice challenge but at a gorgeous spot.
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NJune 23, 2017
    After hiking here you'll say, " Sleep my giant" to your dog. Take the blue trails, great workout!
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AndersSeptember 20, 2016
    Beautiful trails
  • zanetta
    zanettaSeptember 9, 2016
    Tower trail (5k)
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 1, 2014
    Great place for hiking! The light blue trail is the most challenging but has incredible views.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MaloneyAugust 16, 2014
    Great place to bring the puppy for a long walk!! Take the blue trail to the tower, beautiful hike!
  • Vivianna
    ViviannaJune 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    $9 Parking fee for CT residents Memoril Day til end of October, $15 for out of state. Free for 65+ and Disabled Vets.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BennettOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The parking fee is high because the park is under funded. To avoid it, you can : 1. Come on a weekday or 2. Use one of the several alternate entrances, most of which have space for cars to park free.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CubbyAugust 7, 2013
    Cost me $15 to get in for a walk that lasted me 30 min as it was too hot'
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GrantMay 12, 2013
    Sleeping Giant Hiking Trail was fun! It's a nice hike and a lot of people bring their dogs! Go on a sunny day, bring your perseverance and enjoy the view at the top :)
  • Tanya P.
    Gravel paths. Ok for carriages, but a bit bumpy. Awesome picnic area up on top!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Park in the street to avoid parking fees on holidays
  • Cailie M.
    Cailie MitchellNovember 11, 2012
    the picnic area is always beautiful. So many pine trees!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KrajchirOctober 29, 2012
    5.5-Mile Sleeping Giant State Park, Quinnipiac U Road Loop in Hamden, CT (near North Haven). Parking lot on Mt Carmel Ave across from Quinnipiac's entrance
  • Molly B.
    Molly BeckerOctober 15, 2012
    Relaxing and pretty!!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnowltonJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hi beautiful Kim how's your day
  • Jim F.
    Jim FoxSeptember 5, 2011
    Getting my hike on!
  • Kung-Fu J.
    Kung-Fu JoeAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekdays are free of charge. $9 fee only applies on weekends.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LaineAugust 1, 2011
    It's just so beautiful and relaxing here. One of my most favorite places in the world.
  • Rich S.
    Rich ScintoJuly 10, 2011
    Parking on street is free.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    Native American legend holds that this collection of ridges gained their human-shaped profile when a good spirit defeated a giant by forcing him into the ground. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Robert B.
    Robert BargaApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where's the cave?
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MorrellOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Who wants to know where the cave is?
  • Scott J.
    Scott JonesOctober 16, 2010
    $9 parking, HOLY FUCKING SHIT
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