We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lake Placid, NY
Website
Activities: Skiing, Cross-country skiing
Description: Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful...
Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 55 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Bobsled adventure!

We arrived here for our Bobsled adventure and it was amazing. A little wait time but it was worth it to go down the bobsled track. We didn't get to the cross country skiing but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
fern23
,
Louisville
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Macungie
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While visiting Lake Placid, we were hoping to find some exciting outdoor activities. We were surprised to find such a good deal for snow tubing. Only $10 a person. Well the "500 ft" drop for snow tubing was just a little steeper than my backyard. What a let down. Not worth it at all. The snowboarding and ski hill looked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Louisville
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived here for our Bobsled adventure and it was amazing. A little wait time but it was worth it to go down the bobsled track. We didn't get to the cross country skiing but maybe next time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kentucky
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived just at the end of peak leaf season,but what a glorious place. All of the beauty and surrounding area is simply gorgeous. Definitely would recommend stopping here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We went just before the peak ended. A lot of leaves had fallen but was still very gorgeous made for beautiful pictures. It was about 4.5 miles all the way around but it was a great hike

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was at peak foliage time and the views were outstanding. Well worth the work to get there. Round trip is 4.4 miles and not too hard an ascent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't miss driving to Mount Van Hoevenberg. If you never ski, it's just a beautiful view and a very special place. We never tire of Lake Placid and the attractions in the area. Thankfully, it is not "touristy."

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice hike that will take 2-3 hours gradually up a mountain. The view at the top was very beautiful. For us it was the perfect hike that only took half a day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This hike was moderate - not super difficult but definitely sweat-inducing. Took about 4 hours round trip including a nice break at the summit for a picnic lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flemington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My kids did the bobsled run (they thought that was just okay) and we did a horseback ride through the cross country trails there also. Would recommend both.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes. The ride up is a bit scary, although it seemed very safe. We had 8 people in one gondola comfortably.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mount Van Hoevenberg also viewed

 

Been to Mount Van Hoevenberg? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mount Van Hoevenberg and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Chaffee, New York
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mount Van Hoevenberg staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?