Gile Mountain

Norwich, VT
Difficulty: Difficult
Special Features: Natural, Vista
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 1:00
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Field Guide



Climb through the northern forest to expansive views of seasonal hawk migration.


Take Interstate 91 to Exit 13. This is the Hanover/Norwich exit. Go west towards Norwich. Pass Dan and Whit's store and continue for approximately ? mile. Take a left onto Turnpike Road. In 2.6 miles, the paved road turns to dirt. In 5.3 miles you will see a sign for the Gile Mountain Trail and Parking.

Clues and Map

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Created by Steve Glazer and Ginger Wallis in 2000

Update to this Quest

(New last haiku for you! North from tower: spruce Next to tower, look downward. Inside tree, treasure.)

Summer 2018 Update for the final stanza, after reaching the tower:

Last clue for you!

Take 25 steps North at standard pace, just away from tower’s base

Find a huge and old, old maple tree,

Trunks count one half and three.

At its base lies a syrup can sans lid.

Your treasure inside.

Be sure to place it back, well hid.