Sleeping Giant Tower Trail

MODERATE 208 reviews

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
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

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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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Scenic hike and beautiful views from the top at the tower!!! Great photo opp!

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Amazing view at the top, does get a little muddy along the trail if it has rained.

3 days ago

Went up to the Tower and a loop through the blue/orange/red/green/white trails. Leaves aren’t changed yet, so if you’re looking for colors wait a week or two more. Be careful of the fallen leaves obscuring the trail. Keep an eye out for markers if you’re not using AllTrails and GPS.

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19 days ago

Usually very very popular on weekends, but the path is easy to follow and great views when you get to the top.

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22 days ago

Took the Tower trail up to the Tower then continued down the Blue trail, cut back on the green, and returned on the yellow. Great easy going hike with a few challenging spots. Next time I would do this path in reverse to make it more challenging. The Blue & Green part of the trail are a little steeper and more technical than the Tower trail.

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