Explore the most popular road biking trails in Vermont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful and easy walking trail. We did 6 miles out and back (3 each way). It was a great recovery walk after doing The Long Trail to the Chin the day before.

mountain biking
4 days ago

I loved it! The only flaw is that for me I had no idea where to turn around and the constant background noise. Other than that, it was incredible!!!!

hiking
5 days ago

If you've got friends or family visiting you in Vermont, Mount Philo is the perfect way to spend a few hours. A very easy mile each way gets you some great views of Lake Champlain and the surrounding areas. Very crowded in the summer, try to hike this one around 5 or 6 pm to catch the setting sun over Lake Champlain.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice family friendly hike. You can choose to stick to path or follow the paved road both up and down. Offers some beautiful views of Lake Champlain.

This is the perfect walk with amazing views of Lake Champlain. It’s also a great bike ride, including a paid ferry trip to Chicago next to the Lake Champlain Islands.

enjoyed hiking here. we met so many people from different age groups. very nice view at the top and relaxing picnic spots. restroom area is also well maintained. in short worth the hike. and perfect for beginners!

This is a well kept, well used path that is easy, accessible and beautiful. What a fabulous activity for Burlington.

This is a must do, whether you’re a local or just visiting. It’s easy, it’s scenic and it’s a fabulous way to see the lake.

beautiful area to take a walk

hiking
15 days ago

Perfect hike for beginners. Gives a challenge at the beginning, great view at the top and easy paved road on the way down. I would have preferred a wooded path the entire way but this hike was enjoyable. We passed many of all ages, 3 years to 70s. Some of the younger kids were complaining but our 8 year olds did great. The path was hard packed and steps were available in some areas.

hiking
17 days ago

We hike Mount Philo with our kids a few times a year and it is always a fun adventure!

My husband and I brought our Golden Retriever on this short walk. We were greeted by very friendly people and our pup even got a treat. The trails are wonderfully maintained and the pet swimming area was a big hit. We saw three other hiking parties so it definitely wasn’t crowded. Loved this place!

great views and an easy hike. picnic area at the top.

mountain biking
1 month ago

The bike ferry that connects to the Champlain Islands is operational and run by Local Motion in Burlington. This really adds to this already great walk or ride.

Fairly flat, beautiful views, best on a hybrid bike.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view, nicely maintained trail, kid friendly and high foot traffic. Wish it was a little less busy but it was a VT summer day, can’t expect to have the trail to ourselves. Was a great hike with the kiddo.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Highly recommend!. The trails were very well maintained and well marked. There was a wide variety of trail types for all levels of experiences. Make sure to go to Mike's Tiki bar afterward!

Well maintained, well trodden. Went on a week day encounter six sets of folks during the trip. Great views of the Green Mnts and Adirondack’s (w labeled signage). Some fences to keep idiots and children from falling off the overlooks.

walking
2 months ago

Loved this trail for the first mile. After you have to walk on a road and then across a few busy streets. Very little to no shade coverage. At the trail head there is a Spector overflow that smells horrible!

2 months ago

A nice stroll up well-maintained trails to a satisfying vista.

on Mount Philo Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike with great views

Great around an hour long hike (total) on the paved road still gave us and our pooch a good quick work out. Plenty of chairs and picnic tables at the summit along with water and restrooms, but be ready for lots of people and noise at the summit. You can also drive right up if you just want to visit the summit.

This is a great trail to test new shoes/packs/etc. due to the quickness and choice of paved or woodpath.

Great new paving job since last we rode here!

Beautiful trail!! Love the scenery.

Absolutely beautiful bike path from Burlington out across Lake Champlain to South Hero. We did this during our long weekend in Burlington and it was by far the highlight! Once on South Hero we continued to Allenholm farm and orchards and then followed up with a stop at Snow Farm vineyard.

Accessible hike with a great view of the lake and Adirondack Mountains.

fun trail! like the steps and a nice picnic area at the top

hiking
3 months ago

Great views!

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely not the easiest and in mud season even a little tricky at times with the dog and kiddos. But such a good steep hike, and worth the trip. My kids have officially climbed a mountain!

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