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A short, family friendly hike in Sleeping Giant State Park that leads to a lookout tower.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

725' 221 m

High

216' 66 m

Low

512' 156 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Family Friendly Wide trail and easy grade. Tower at the top and good views.

Description

The Tower Trail is great for families and hikers of all ages. It starts from the southeastern parking lot and leads to the top of Mt. Carmel (739 feet). There you'll find an observation tower, built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration.

Contacts

Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

Shared By:

Nate Laughton with improvements by Daniel McCloskey and 1 other

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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  4.8 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#10

in Connecticut

#2,177

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View from the Tower
Jul 27, 2019 near Hamden, CT

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