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.

hiking
28 days ago

Easy paved trails or backroading trails that are slightly not difficult.

hiking
1 month ago

on Mount Philo Trail

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3 months ago

Did the devils pass trail in the snow. Better have spikes but then again it was slick. Watch for bears or cats around that trail. Those were the only prints I saw on trail when I took it. I felt very foolish when I saw the tracks go into a cavern. Hence fresh tracks. Be safe. Be smart. I wasn't.

hiking
4 months ago

nice wooded hike leading to some beautiful, look outs, views of lake Champlain, pastoral VT, and various peaks in the Adirondacks. moderate, short hike

Easy hike but fun! Great views at the top with a nice picnic area.

nice hike. I'd put the hike at light moderate unless you drive to the top then walk 50ft to the over look.

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike with beautiful views at the top. I love Vermont!

hiking
6 months ago

great easy hike on a perfect day!

hiking
7 months ago

I'm not sure "easy" is the right word as it was decently steep the entire way. It took about 30 minutes to reach the top. My 6 year old got tired half way through, but was able to finish without too much complaining. The views from the top were amazing - highly recommend this hike (or drive - my parents took this route and met us at the top).

hiking
8 months ago

Short, easy, beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

Short but steep. Beautiful view from the summit. Map at the top was helpful in locating the various mountains visible on both the New York and Vermont sides.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Steep, nice view, short hike

hiking
10 months ago

Great easy trail for beginners, people with kids or for a quick hike with guests from out of state. It's pretty highly trafficked, especially in the summer months. There's a large picnic area and bathroom facilities at the top, as well as an access road with parking lot.

hiking
10 months ago