Mount Philo Trail

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Mount Philo Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, Vermont and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

Directions from Vergennes, VT: At the junction of SR 22A and US 7 travel 6 miles north on US 7 to State Park Road which will be on your right. Mt. Philo State Park's contact station and trailhead are at the top of a steep road which is not recommended for trailers.

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14 days ago

walking
23 days ago

We went late April and walked up the road that is normally used for cars. We took our 5 year and old and she did great! With that being said the road gets steep..... very steep. Once at the top it was worth it, we took snacks and drinks and enjoyed the top. The restrooms were closed at the top, thankfully our 5 year old did not have to go to the bathroom. If you pace yourself and take time to enjoy the top with kids it will be great. Next time, once the mud season is over, we will try the hiking trail and not the paved road.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

5 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
6 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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

great easy hike on a perfect day!

hiking
9 months ago

9 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
10 months ago

10 months ago

Short, easy, beautiful.