Sleeping Giant Tower Trail

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Sleeping Giant Tower Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Sleeping Giant Tower Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The Tower Trail is the most popular trail at Sleeping Giant. This 1.6 mile trail to the 739 foot summit of Mt Carmel starts at the picnic area across from Quinnipiac University. It is wide and meanders up the side of Mt Carmel ending at a 4-story stone observation tower offering excellent views of N

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Great place to go for a hike and just the right distance to walk. Bring water and if you have a dog with you bring water for him too, very important.

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Well marked trail

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Beautiful view when you reached the tower!

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The trail itself was not a strenuous hike and is very doable for those that are looking for something less intense and short. It isn't very well marked, as we found out to indicate that you are on the correct trail, so so keep an eye on the markers and if possible use an app that tracks routes.

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