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Nature at its finest

Such a peaceful beautiful place to spend the day. You really relax and enjoy your surroundings... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Tina C
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Worth the hike up! Beautiful views

Trails are well marked and some easy enough for families with younger children. Picnic beneath the... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Berlin, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Such a peaceful beautiful place to spend the day. You really relax and enjoy your surroundings. Have been coming here my who,e life. Love it!

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Trails are well marked and some easy enough for families with younger children. Picnic beneath the pavilion or on the lawn area. Makes a great afternoon escape.

Thank emm1330
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place...good exercise. Took an easy trail up & a hard one down. Saw many chipmunks, a deer & two red tailed hawks. Drove 45 miles to get there but was worth the trip...

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a great hike! There are many trail options. We followed the wide well maintained trail to the castle and then veered off to follow a narrower trail to another view point. We enjoyed the many spectacular views!

Thank 2see2sea
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Lots of trails for different levels. Clean. Water for a dog to drink. Dogs allowed. Great views from certain places.

Thank Esterina D
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We had a mid January thaw so my hiking buddy Bill and I decided to try Sleeping Giant for the first time. It was great. WE stayed away from the White and Blue trails as we felt they might be a bit tricky as there...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A terrific jewel of a hike near Quinnipiac University you will not want to miss. 1.6 miles on groomed trail to top of trail head is great uphill leg work with the bonus that the return is 1.6 downhill! Restrooms, picnic tables, and parking make...More

Thank champangedreamz
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Very nice photos. Looking at the "castle" of which there are several photos; notice the side view with the lower section on the right side. Between level 2 & 3 toward the left edge there is a raised block with a dog's head. The dog...More

1  Thank flh2134
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great place to hike with kids. The trails are not too hard. There are bathrooms at the bottom. The castle at the top is fun too for the kids to eat lunch. Tons of spots for pictures. Can't wait to go again.

Thank bootyb1969
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Recently joined friends for a hike up the beautifully maintained and wide trail to the tower on the left "hip" of the Sleeping Giant. As it was a gorgeous crisp fall day, we were able to see some colorful foliage for miles around from the...More

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Shawn J
9 July 2018|
Response from Leslie K | Reviewed this property |
Yes...but I am unsure if the park has reopened yet. Last I knew they were still cleaning up damage from the hurricane. I would confirm this before going..:
Sarah K
27 June 2017|
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Tiany B
4 November 2016|
Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Safety issue off trails by dusk