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About


Gile Mountain
Norwich, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Gile Mountain Tower Trail
Looking up the Gile Mountain Tower Trail

Route: Gile Mountain Tower Trail

Hoping to get a sunrise while traveling on business, the weather forecast didn't quite come true. Snow flurries moved through the area, blocking out the sunrise and pretty much every mountain of size. Nonetheless, there were short proximity views from the tower. Trail conditions were decent, thanks to some snow.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Gile Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, December 13, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,460'
Destination: Gile Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:12
Trailhead Elevation: 1,460'
Summit Elevation: 1,873'
Vertical Gain: 413'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:31
Hike Vertical Gain: 413'


The Gile Mountain Tower Trail trailhead
The Gile Mountain Tower Trail trailhead

Snowy views from the Gile Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Snowy views from the Gile Mountain fire tower

Topographic map of Gile Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From Exit 13 of I-91, take US 5 North into Norwich, continuing straight into the village (while US 5 turns right). Soon thereafter, take a left onto Turnpike Road. Turnpike Road eventually turns to dirt and will pass under high tension lines. The Gile Mountain Tower Trail parking lot and trailhead will eventually be on the left.

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