Sleeping Giant

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Sleeping Giant
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View from the Giant's Chin
Highest point
Elevation739 ft (225 m)
Coordinates41°25′50″N 72°53′27″W / 41.43056°N 72.89083°W / 41.43056; -72.89083Coordinates: 41°25′50″N 72°53′27″W / 41.43056°N 72.89083°W / 41.43056; -72.89083
Geography
Parent rangeMetacomet Ridge
Geology
Age of rock200 Ma
Mountain typeFault-block; igneous
Climbing
Easiest routeCasual uphill walk (via Tower Path)

Sleeping Giant (also known as Mount Carmel) is a rugged traprock mountain with a high point of 739 feet (225 m), located eight miles (13 km) north of New Haven, Connecticut. A prominent landscape feature visible for miles, the Sleeping Giant receives its name from its anthropomorphic resemblance to a slumbering human figure as seen from either the north or south. The Giant is known for its expansive clifftop vistas, rugged topography, and microclimate ecosystems. Most of the Giant is located within Sleeping Giant State Park.[1] The mountain is a popular recreation site: over 30 miles (48 km) of hiking trails traverse it including 5 miles (8 km) of the 23-mile (37 km) Quinnipiac Trail.[2][3] Quinnipiac University is located at Mount Carmel's foot in Hamden.

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