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      The trap rock ridges in Connecticut began life about 170 million years ago when volcanic eruptions formed the columnar patterns of basaltic rock. This hard rock which fractures at near 90 degree angles gives the rock the name trap meaning step or stair in Swedish. In Connecticut most of these ridges run north-south, but one unique ridge six miles north of New Haven runs east-west and has the distinctive profile of a recumbent human, especially when viewed from the south. This Sleeping Giant has held a mythical quality for all who see it.

      The Native Americans in the area called the Giant Hobbomock, an evil spirit who became angry at the neglect of his people and stamped his foot near the current location of Middletown causing the Connecticut River to change course. Keitan, a good spirit cast a spell on Hobbomock causing him to sleep forever so that he would do no further damage.

      Horses and cross-county skiing is allowed on designated trails
      Parking - Chestnut Lane google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Main entrance is on Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden
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      Region Details
      102 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of May 14, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Hike Stats

      State Ranking
      #3,611
      Trails (view details)
      102
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      102
      Trails Trail Running
      102
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      11
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      4 ft
      Total Vertical
      646 ft
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      54

      Photos of Sleeping Giant State Park

      15 |
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 28, 2021
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      Apr 27, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 27, 2021
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      Apr 27, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 27, 2021
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      Apr 27, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Apr 27, 2021
      | 1 comments
      7 |
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 3:47pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      trail: White Trail
      10 |
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 7:34pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      trail: Tower Path
      20 |
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:09am
      Apr 21, 2021
      | 1 comments
      6 |
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      | 1 comments

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2008266PlumbBobMriddentrailQuinnipiac Trail Tower North
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 5:17pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdatetrailSquare Trail
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 6:47am
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #2008266PlumbBobMriddentrailQuinnipiac Trail Tower South and 6 more
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 6:28am
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #2008266PlumbBobMriddentrailQuinnipiac Trail Chestnut Lane
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #2008266PlumbBobMupdatetrailQuinnipiac Trail
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 5:55pm
      Apr 26, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike14 ft72 ft689 ft377 ft
      117
      Hike10231 miles4 ft10 miles646 ft
      #3,61179
      Trail Running10231 miles4 ft10 miles646 ft
      #4,4801
      Horse94 miles433 ft2 miles276 ft
      #923
      Nordic Ski113 miles213 ft4 ft269 ft
      #353
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