Sleeping Giant Head Blue and Violet Loop Trail

HARD 193 reviews

Sleeping Giant Head Blue and Violet Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1850 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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3 days ago

Pretty spot and a nice workout to get through trail.

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10 days ago

One of the best places I've been to!

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22 days ago

Started with the tower trail, reached the castle, and then decided we wanted more of an adventure. Boy did we get it! We followed the blue trail back, but it didn't make a loop for us. We ended up on the Hartford Turnpike instead. We saw 3 copperheads and what we think was a pile of bear poop! Beautiful views! Some tough inclines and declines, but it was worth it! I am so proud of my 8 and 10 year old daughters for keeping a great attitude most of the way, even after the snake encounter!

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25 days ago

Hard but great views! Took blue up, past the tower transferred to Violet, at the road took Orange back to the parking lot.
Swam in the river at the base of the blue trail after - a much needed cool down after a hot humid day's hike.
Loved it.

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27 days ago

tough but amazing views and definitely worth it!

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