The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. This is Vermont's oldest state park, created in 1924. A small camping area with a total of 10 sites including 3 lean-tos, is located at the top of the mountain. Flush toilets and hot showers ($) are provided. The mountaintop picnic area offers spectacular views of the lake, valley, and mountains to the west. An enclosed picnic shelter is available for large group gatherings. Hiking trails lead from the summit to the base. Swimming is available at Kingsland Bay State Park (6 miles) or Button Bay State Park (15 miles). There is boating, fishing, and sailing in nearby Lake Champlain.

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Beautiful view at summit

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Challenging in some spots but don't turn around to head back...keep up and you will be amazed at the summit look-outs.

Easy but challenging in some spots! The view is worth it.

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Certainly beautiful views at the top. Totally worth it but I disagreed with the easy rating. It was an uphill climb all the way. Granted we are not seasoned hikers - that's why we choose 'easy'. I definitely recommend but know you will be working it. It's paved all the way, lots of other hikers along the way and facilities at the top. Absolutely worth the effort.

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This trail is great for those beginning to get into hiking and need some practice as well a great trip with the family. Trail is kid friendly

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