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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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5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

85%

Runnable

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°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Damage from the 2018 tornado has been cleared and the park has reopened.

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

Shared By:

Nate Laughton with improvements by Daniel McCloskey

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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

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