Best trails in Hamden

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Looking for a great trail near Hamden, Connecticut? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wadsworth Falls State Park or Sleeping Giant State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve or Hubbard Park. Ready for some activity? There are 23 moderate trails in Hamden ranging from 1.5 to 9 miles and from 111 to 734 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hamden
Top trails (33)
#1 - Sleeping Giant Tower Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
The Tower Trail is the most popular trail at Sleeping Giant. This trail to the 739 foot summit of Mount Carmel starts at the picnic area across from Quinnipiac University. It is wide and meanders up tShow more
#2 - Sleeping Giant Head Blue and Violet Loop Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Sleeping Giant Head Blue and Violet Loop Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is pShow more
#3 - Lake Wintergreen Trail
West Rock Ridge State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Lake Wintergreen Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more
#4 - Sleeping Giant Blue, White and Yellow Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Sleeping Giant Blue, White and Yellow Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#5 - Hezekiah's Knob and the Chestnut Grove Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
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 prShow more
#6 - Sleeping Giant Head White Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Sleeping Giant Head White Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
#7 - Lake Wintergreen and Regicides Trail (Blue Blaze) Loop
West Rock Ridge State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Lake Wintergreen and Regicides Trail (Blue Blaze) Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. ThShow more
#8 - Sleeping Giant Blue and Tower Trail Loop
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Sleeping Giant Blue and Tower Trail Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#9 - Upper Regicides Trail Loop
West Rock Ridge State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
Upper Regicides Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and trail Show more
#10 - Sleeping Giant Head Yellow and Orange Loop Trail
Sleeping Giant State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Sleeping Giant Head Yellow and Orange Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hamden, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
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