Please be aware that the northern half of Vermont was affected by major flooding. Roads to trailheads may not be open for the weekend, turn around if you encounter closed roads.

Mount Philo State Park

This trail system is currently PARTIALLY OPEN. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
This trail system is currently PARTIALLY OPEN. See Trail Alerts tab for details.
Short hike offering views of Charlotte, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Trail Activity
Hiking Bicycling Snowshoeing
Length
3.80 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Charlotte (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Paved
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
Yes

Description

FLOODING CLOSURES:

The Summit and House Rock Trails are currently closed. Hikers can still access the summit via the park road.

HIGH USE TRAIL:

This is a busy trail system, especially on weekends between 9AM-4PM. Consider visiting outside of peak periods. Use Trail Finder to identify other nearby trails. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, please choose another trail. 

Learn more about high use trail systems.

A short, moderate hike: it will take about 1-1.5 hours and will provide you with some spectacular views. There are picnic benches, a bathroom and vending machine (open seasonally), campsites, and an enclosed pavilion at the top.

Dogs are allowed but should be on leash; owners must clean up after their dogs.

Trail Manager

Visit Vermont State Parks online for more information and a printable map or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Phone: (802) 786-0060
View website

Trail Tips

Travel on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.
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Trailhead Information

From Burlington, take Spear Street south. Turn right to go west on Irish Spring Hill Road. Turn left to go south onto Mount Philo Road. Continue straight. The Mount Philo State Park parking lot will be on your left. It is plowed in the winter. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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Flooding

Some or all of the trails in this system are temporarily closed due to flooding.

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