Quinnipiac Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Quinnipiac Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

river

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10 months ago

very technical trail, if you're mountain biking

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

It was a great hike, very clean and the views were beautiful.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

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Monday, May 26, 2014

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

This is a rather long trail that begins in Prospect, and goes through Cheshire (north/south) and Hamden CT (east/west) through Sleeping Giant St. Park. The trail takes a sharp turn where it intersects with the Regicide Trail that comes up from New Haven. The Regicide trail starts on West Rock and continues north to the Quinnipiac Trail. From the intersection of those two trails, the Q trail (north bound) is a easy trail with a few accents and descents until you get to Mt. Sanford. The trail ends at Rt. 43 in Prospect just past Mt. Sanford. Heading East from the Regicide trail intersection, you cross a number of streets and Rt. 10 (Whitney Ave) before heading into Sleeping Giant - an AWESOME hiking Mecca! After some serious hiking across the park (not for beginners) the trail heads down to the Quinnipiac River in North Haven by the Wilbur Cross Parkway. The trail follows the river to the rest stop near Rt. 22. The section along the river is not well marked or properly cared for and boring.