The view from Mount Philo is definitely something that gives hikers and visitors reason to go there. It has become so popular that the trails became deteriorated and unsustainable.

Because of this popularity, Mount Philo State Park is getting an upgraded, redesigned and overhauled trail.

The new trail’s entrance will not be at the partway up the mountain, across the access road from House Rock Trail, which begins at the parking lot.

The upgrading actual started in 2020 and will finish before the winter season of 2022. Targeted date of completion is around May 2022.

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Photo Credit: Photo by Jay Ericson