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Mount Philo Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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: 538 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Note: As of April 2020, the trail is closed however you are able to walk up the paved road to the top. This easy to moderate hike is very popular all year round. Hikers may find themselves sharing the road with mountain bikers in one season and cross country skiers the next. Please note the trail may get muddy under rainier than normal conditions.

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closed
20 hours ago

I’d love to camp up here sometime!!!

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bugs
7 days ago

Trails still closed had to walk road but still a great hike

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closed
14 days ago

All VT Parks are closed right now (5/09/2020). Paved road is open but trail is closed to preserve path, please help in this effort by keeping to the road. Great hike, road is 12+ ft wide, steep and flat parts with the most beautiful views. People visit from all over as well as it being a local favorite.

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closed
18 days ago

Trails closed now but able to walk up paved road to top. Very steep in some spots but easy and quick. Views are gorgeous at the top! Very dog-friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Will they ever removed the “closed trail” signs? Probably not. You have to stick to the paved road. But what a beautiful view from the top!!!

hiking
1 month ago

lovely super easy hike because road up (paved) is very wide. gets your heart rate up but short - 25 mins up - and stunning views. nice back path down. ice is all gone.

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icy
muddy
2 months ago

Not recommended at the moment unless you wear spikes on your shoes, maybe not even with that. The further you go the more of the trail turns to ice. Excited to hike it once everything thaws.

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icy
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

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snow
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We went in the winter and the trails were wicked icy! Wear spikes and mind the path. Beautiful views and easy to follow paths. Tons of puppers!

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muddy
4 months ago

Perfect, quick morning hike!

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icy
scramble
5 months ago

Really nice little hike. You are really going to want micro spikes in the winter. A lot of really slick ice.

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icy
snow
5 months ago

Great hike, easy-moderate. Very well marked and maintained. Watched the sunset from top, absolutely beautiful! There’s definitely black ice on the road and parts of the trail now, be careful.

hiking
6 months ago

Although an easy, uphill, paved path/trail, Mt Philo remains one of my fav trails in VT. Simple, yet w/amazing views from the top, I highly recommend this trail. Make sure to go around mid October when the park closes for cars so you can enjoy the fall foliage while walking up w/out having to deal with traffic/vehicles.

hiking
6 months ago

Icy/snowy trail but easy to follow and very pretty

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Good easy hike with GREAT VIEWS of the Adirondacks.

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rocky
7 months ago

This was a short moderate rock trail with a beautiful view overlooking lake Champlain. Rocky at some points. It took about 30 minutes to complete the summit trail.

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rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Sunny and 70

hiking
9 months ago

Great views! If you loop all the way around half of the trail is the road. Qujte a bit of traffic.

hiking
9 months ago

gorgeous view

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail but only if you ignore the AllTrails route in favor of coming back down on the devils chair trail. Much better scenery and some very cool geological formations vs a pretty boring paved path.

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