Hezekiah's Knob and the Chestnut Grove Trail

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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hezekiah's Knob and the Chestnut Grove Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.3 miElevation gain1,364 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowers
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Xiaoqiang Luo
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Christine Kern
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Andres Chaves
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Mark Gorka
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Jobesque User
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Megan M
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It was definitely an intense trail with some areas of minor rock climbing, but all in all I really enjoyed the trail! A great workout. My only complaint would be that the trail markings were confusing at some points, so I had to keep the app on at all times.

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Mark Marrandino
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Jennifer Massicotte
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Robert Massicotte
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kristin violette
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Rachel T
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Very beautiful, lots of scrambling. It was much more difficult than we expected, but it was very well marked

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Mike Leung
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Great trail, more challenging than we expected. Good views, and some more aggressive climbing than we anticipated. Scrambling happened! We went clockwise and the shallow finish was nice. Very well marked, too bad the app doesn’t tell you which trail colors we are going to be following

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Zosia Proch
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Very nice trail, didn’t complete it all and did some shortcuts

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Donna Lasella
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

This was a great workout, lots of ups and downs and quite a bit of rock climbing! We did it counter clockwise and I think this is probably the better way since I like to go up the rocks instead of down them. Lots of nice views too. Not many people especially in back area away from the main part of Sleeping Giant.

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Beth Ross
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nicole adams
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cut off portion of blue trail due to time constraint. steep rock climb about half way through. very quiet on this side of the park.

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Lisa Smith
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Beautiful escarpments. Definitely fun doing it clockwise. It just kept getting more beautiful. There were more people than we expected every time we got close to the main road/trail, and you have to be careful of dog poop scattered about the trail occasionally. Also, I would not recommend doing what we did and hiking this trail during or after a rain. The super fun rock scrambles become a lot more treacherous.

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Yoram Lirtzman
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HikingGreat!

We followed Jessica Vetter’s shorter trail. We went counter clockwise. It was great with some really difficult scrambles. Be aware that the trail is blocked in some places by downed trees from the recent storm. The trails are well marked. There were no bugs which was a nice change.

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Micah Luce
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Danielle Raso
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Fun trail, lots of rock scramble. seems to be a bit conservative with the distance estimate. My iphone was tracking fully double the milage

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Courtney Cole
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Monica Sciacca
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Great trail super fun. If you keep on the inside trails it is less crowded.

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Jessica Vetter
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