Sleeping Giant Rediscovered


Sat. Jun 4

10:00 am


03:00 pm

5-6 miles


This will be a strenuous, but slow-paced hike which explores the western side of the park: the trap rock quarry, Dead Man’s Cave, Judge Cook and Heaton Trails, and the Mill River. There will be some steep climbs and extremely rocky terrain.
In the first part of our hike we will make a steep climb of the Giant’s Head, with great eastward views, and explore the lower and upper portions of Judge Cook’s Oxen Trail. After getting off the Head, we will make our way to the Giant’s right hip on the White Trail, and take in great southward views along the way. After a brief visit to the mouth of Dead Man’s Cave, we will not be entering the cave, we will go back via the Green Trail, taking in the Heaton Trail on the way.  Bring 2 liters (4×16 oz.) of water and lunch/snacks. For more information, contact the leader below.  Preregistration is recommended.

Event Leader(s)

Dennis Jakiela

(203) 710-1406


Rain Date

June 11, 2022

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

84 Tuttle Ave., Hamden, CT. Take Exit 61, Rt. 15 South. Right at end of exit right onto Whitney Ave. Drive north on Whitney Ave. for 3.6 miles. Right onto Tuttle Ave. On-street parking just before and just after Mill River bridge. Meet at Trailhead.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

Great Park Pursuit Event

Leashed Dogs Permitted