Sleeping Giant State Park - Trail Running
Sleeping Giant State parks begins with your entrance to the Tower Trail, a 1.6-mile hike, or run that leads you to a stone observation tower at the peak of Mt. Carmel. Things become adventurous the moment you pass the brownish red Tower Trail rules and regulations sign, and you find yourself on with a wide and rocky terrain.
The Tower Trail takes roughly 1.6 miles to complete. Sleeping Giant State park also has a variety of trails available to its visitors, for example the Blue Trail and the Quinnipiac Trail. Each trail varies in difficulty.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Sleeping Giant State park gets a rating of 3 stars difficulty because of its wide rocky route terrain. Even though the route can be accomplished by beginners, it can be difficult for all types of Hikers and trail runners due to its uneven surface, the sharp fall edges around every corner within its upslope hills, the fact that one has to be attentive and aware of the environment and of visitors of every age and skill.
Time To Complete
Sleeping Giant State Park takes a little less than an hour to complete, around 25-30 minutes. This estimate works for both hikers and runners. However, depending on your skill and the obstacles around the route, it can take beginners an hour to accomplish the Tower Trail.
Sleeping Giant State Park is open until sunset year-round. However, it is advised that during the winter seasons visitors approach the trails with caution. The best time to visit Sleeping Giant is in the Summer for its warm climate, and the fall for natures beautiful colors emerging from each tree.
On Leash Only
Sleeping Giant State Park is dog friendly, however, each dog must be on a leash at all times. Owners are advised to follow these rules when visiting the park to allow Sleeping Giant State Park to be a safe environment for both pets and people.
Sleeping Giant State Park is free throughout the weekdays. However, there is a small fee of $4 to $10 dollars during weekends and holidays from Memorial Day Weekend to the end of October.