You don’t have to head out into the middle of the forest for an incredible hiking trail. In Connecticut, there’s a whimsical staircase hike and it’s just minutes away from one of our larger cities. Journey up a winding set of stone stairs for the best views of New Haven and beyond. Are you up for the adventure?

Have you ever taken this incredible staircase hike? Did you lose your footing or make it to the top? Feel free to brag in the comments section if you conquered the Giant Steps. If you are more interested in traversing flat ground, check out these low-key hikes with amazing payoffs.

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