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Mount Philo State Park

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

Description

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
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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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.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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CAUTION - Trail conditions at this location are variable and may include snow, mud and dry ground depending on elevation. Be prepared to encounter all types of trail conditions and turn around if necessary. If there is specific information regarding this alert, it will be in the Details tab.
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