Mt. Philo State Park
A lovely easy to moderate hike (or drive) affording spectacular westerly views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. We recommend hiking the trails for more of a "hiking" experience though it is perfectly fine to hike along the road. The hike is about 1-1.5 hours.
Easy hike up the paved roadway or choose the natural pathway. Either way, you will be rewarded with an awesome view of Lake Champlain. Close by and a nice hike.
Excellent hike up about 1hr walk with views up and down Lake Champlain and west to the Adirondacks.
Mount Philo is the most convenient for a half-day or less round-trip adventure from Burlington. It’s the closest mountain hike to Burlington and it has fantastic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains. There is a small campground and vehicles can drive to the top during the summer. In…
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