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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Gile Mountain
Norwich, VT

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

Route: Gile Mountain Tower Trail

About half an inch to an inch of powder from Thursday on top of a frozen granular and occasional blue ice base. Due to the blue ice, light traction is a good idea. Fire tower steps not icy.

About six inches of snowpack in the woods with a crust firm enough to support boots at below freezing temperatures. Nice sunrise jog, though a bit chilly.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, February 3, 2018
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: 00:43
Hike Vertical Gain: 413'

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

The sunrise from the Gile Mountain firetower - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from the Gile Mountain firetower

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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