Camel's Hump, Vermont.

Camel’s Hump, Vermont.

Concerned with a rash of car break-ins at trailheads throughout the state, Vermont State Police recently warned hikers not to leave valuables in their cars.

Police say a spike in car break-ins at hiking trail access points last year saw people have purses, iPods, iPads, cash, credit cards and more all stolen.

Frequent break-ins have been reported at Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte, Camel’s Hump State Park in Huntington and Duxbury, Underhill State Park and Snake Mountain Hiking Access in Addison, and several other spots.

Police attribute the increase in break-ins to a heroin and opiate problem currently facing Vermont.