The SGPA Hiking Committee leads approximately 17 hikes each year. All hikes are free and open to the public. Advance registration is not necessary; however, minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Most hikes involve traveling over uneven, rocky terrain, possibly with a degree of rock scrambling. Hikers should be in good physical condition. Dress suitably for the weather and wear comfortable, supportive shoes, with good traction. Snacks and water in a day pack are recommended. Out of consideration for other hikers, dogs are not permitted on the hike.
All hikes leave from the kiosk at the park entrance. The entrance to Sleeping Giant is on the north side of Mt. Carmel Avenue in north Hamden, about 0.5 miles east of Whitney Avenue.