Hike-a-Giant


The Sleeping Giant Park Association invites you to join us on our annual Hike-A-Giant event in celebration of Trails Day nationwide and in Connecticut. We will be offering a choice of two or three simultaneous hikes. A relatively easy and slow-paced hike is designed for those who are hikers in spirit, including children who enjoy hiking. It will cover the Nature Trail, which is a loop about 1.6 miles long, with uneven terrain and moderate ups and downs. The most demanding of the hikes will include some of our more difficult trails and will be about 5 miles in length. A hike of intermediate difficulty, between 2 and 3 miles long, may also be offered. The latter is expected to last about three hours and involve uneven, rocky terrain with a degree of rock scrambling. Hikers should be in good physical condition.
Hike registration begins at 1:00 PM, and the hikes will start at 1:30 PM. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance at 1:00 P.M. Hikes will probably range from about 2 hours for the Nature Trail hike to about 3 hours or more for the most demanding hike. Wear comfortable, supportive shoes, with good traction. Bring water and additional snacks if you wish (preferably in a day pack). Those joining the advanced group should wear hiking boots. T-shirts and other offerings from the Sleeping Giant Trading Post will be available for purchase. The hike is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not necessary; however, minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have signed permission of a parent or legal guardian. Out of consideration for the other hikers, please leave pets at home.

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