Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hiking Sleeping Giant State Park

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut


I’ve been up and down Sleeping Giant many, many times over the years, but have only hiked a small number of the trails.  Sleeping Giant Mountain (OK, flatlanders like me call this a mountain even though the highest point is just over 700’.  If you've got real mountains in the neighborhood, you might downgrade this one a little) has about a dozen marked trails, with over 30 miles of hiking up, down and around the Giant.

The Giant rests in the 1500 acre Sleeping Giant State Park. Wikipedia notes that "the Sleeping Giant receives its name from its anthropomorphic resemblance to a slumbering human figure". I guess that means it looks like a sleeping giant.

Needing a little exercise these days, I’ll be hiking each one of the marked trails over the next few months.


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