|This hike occurred on May 3, 2013|
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, CT – Parking: For this hike, it was early enough in the season that the state park was not yet charging for parking. We parked in the picnic loop and there was plenty of parking despite it being a lovely Friday.
We completed a loop hike using the north-south Diamond and Hexagon trails which according to the Sleeping Giant Park Association is 1.8 miles. The GPS tracking app had a malfunction and did not save our hike. However, we were able to replicate our approximate trail on the tracking website and our route was a bit more than 2 miles.
We parked in the picnic loop and used Violet to connect up with the Diamond trail.
The trail paralleled the river for a while. We saw people fishing and wading in the water.
The second 1/4 mile of the trail was uphill but evened off after a bit. We crossed over the Blue trail and followed Diamond to clearing with a beautiful view of the Sleeping Giant’s Head.
Not too far down the trail from the clearing, there were two old buildings.