Mt. Van Hoevenburg

MODERATE 17 reviews
#23 of 43 trails in

Mt. Van Hoevenburg is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Elba, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
889 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing


trail running




11 days ago

Great experience for all hikers, wonderful views. Starts off slow but gets pretty steep and requires some endurance but nothing extreme.

28 days ago

Great hike for all ages. Nice views of the High peaks. Trail is a bit overgrown by the Beaver Pond, long pants and long sleeve shirt are helpful.

29 days ago

Four stars for the views from the ledge. Three stars for the trail, which is in dire need of maintenance in some sections (trail around the pond is way overgrown, many blown down trees across the trail in all sections). Easy, short hike, with great views. Really good "bang for the buck."

1 month ago

Very fun hike for the whole family. Nothing really steep, mostly a long gradual walk with short climbs. Starts with a good mile or more flat walk in the woods to a pond. I found navigating around the pond (go left and keep looking for trail markers and the trail) to be the trickiest part of the hike. Rock hopping and trying to not dunk a foot. Once around the marsh the trail starts going up gradually to a super unique summit that’s a great spot to kick off the boots and hang out on. Unique views of the high peaks and a river valley. Great hike to get in shape to hike bigger peaks and only takes 2-4 hours round trip depending on your pace. I was up top in 45 minutes at a decent pace.

2 months ago

Great hike!! Doesn't take long, 1.25 hours to the top. Fairly steep climb. Pretty wet in places, especially around the swamp, since it has been raining for a few days. Great views from the top.

4 months ago

Fun out and back trail, gorgeous view at the top.

5 months ago

Snowshoed this trail. Absolutely amazing and gorgeous views! Steep inclines make it challenging. Moderately busy even for the middle of winter

10 months ago

Very cool mountain. Took the trail up from South Meadows and descended the 1932 bobsled trail to the 1980 bobsled course and came back. Lots of history every where you look/step.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017