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Blue Trail

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The Blue Trail (Quinnipiac Trail) is one of Sleeping Giant State Park's most challenging and rewarding trails.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

Point to Point

732' 223 m

High

115' 35 m

Low

1,030' 314 m

Up

1,028' 313 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

66%

Max Grade (33°)

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Sleeping Giant State Park remains closed after major tornado damage that occurred in May 2018.

Description

The Blue Trail (also known as the Quinnipiac Trail) is not quite as challenging as the Violet Trail, but is a good starter if you're accustomed to the Tower Trail. If you continue beyond the park boundary, this trail becomes the Quinnipiac Trail.

They charge for parking in the lot across from Quinnipiac Memorial Day through October, but if you drive to the opposite end of the park, there's a smaller lot where many of the trails terminate and they don't charge for parking.

Contacts

Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

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Nate Laughton

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

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Jul 14, 2019
Mike Bogan
10.2mi — 4h 15m
Jun 12, 2019
Matt G
Wee shall see!!! 5.1mi
Apr 22, 2018
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May 4, 2017
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Jan 1, 2017
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