Explore the most popular forest trails near Norwich with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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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 ;)

hiking
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.

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.

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.”

Easy except a few moderately steep parts. No trail signs so we took 1 wrong turn but used the app to figure it put. No bugs!

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

hiking
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.

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

on Parcel 5 Loop

Monday, October 02, 2017

Nice 5k loop walk in some pretty woods.

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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Haven Trail is always a hit for my 7yo. There's all new signage for the planet walk, including a new one for the Kuiper and Asteroid Belts. Hike has milestones along the way to keep the hike interesting for the kiddo, and it's not too long.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Needs more trail marking but it was a great hike

Trail is in fine condition but you can hear the sound of car traffic the entire way. Did not see or hear the river.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great trail for a quick afternoon hike in the woods, close to home. Easy parking, mostly well marked trail junctions.

amazingly well kept and great for the entire family

walking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Great for a nice walk away from it all! Rolling hills were a nice added touch, will be back for sure, makes for a great all season trail! Can't wait to try it out in the winter.

Easy trail for a Sunday after-lunch walk

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