Mount Philo State Park

Short hike offering views of Charlotte, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Trail Activity
Hiking Bicycling Snowshoeing
Length
3.8 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Charlotte (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Paved
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
Yes

Description

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

Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.
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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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