Gile Mountain Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norwich, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 month ago

an easy hike with nice elevation gain and view from the firetower. :D trail can be done in all seasons but mudseason ;)

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1 month ago

Great small trail. A LOT of steps though. We counted 324 not including the fire tower.  but, worth it! We did it with our 6 month old pup and 4 year old son, no issues.

1 month ago

Loved this hike!!! Didn’t take too long to get to the top- trail well maintained - easy going. Fire tower at top has amazing 360 views! Great for kids- easy for a hike with baby on your back.

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2 months ago

Did this trail in an hour with 3 kids, and that included 20 mins spent at the fire tower at the top and 5 mins picking blackberries on the way down. Easy trail, mostly rock “stairs.”

4 months ago

This trail is now open as of 5/19/18. http://norwich.vt.us/gile-mountain-trail-closed/

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5 months ago

Is the trail open for the season yet? I heard it was recently closed for mud season, but it has been very dry recently.

6 months ago

This trail has been closed for a ridiculous amount of time.... We used to hike it all the time!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wonderful hike. Currently, Turnpike Rd., is closed due to damage caused by the July 1 rainstorm. The trail is officially closed.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

great for a quickie trail fix to de-urbanize. the views from the fire tower are a great treat!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Did it with kids ages 4-8. Tower at the top is a treat.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

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Sunday, April 12, 2015