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Mount Van Hoevenberg, New York - Hiking

New York, United States


Difficulty Hard
Distance 22 KM
Elevation gain 896 M



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Mount Van Hoevenberg is a summit point located in the Adirondack Mountains in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, New York, 9 miles (15 km) east-southeast of the village of Lake Placid. Named for Henry Van Hoevenberg (1849–1918), it is best known for the location of the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track, and of a network of cross-country ski trails. The Mount Van Hoevenberg sports complex was used to host the 1932 (bobsleigh) and 1980 Winter Olympics (bobsleigh, luge, cross-country skiing, and biathlon).

Mount Van Hoevenberg stands within the watershed of the West Branch of the Ausable River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The southwest slopes of Mt. Van Hoevenberg drain directly into the West Branch. The northern and southern slopes of Van Hoevenberg drain into the North and South Meadow Brooks, respectively — tributaries of the West Branch.

The mountain is part of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). ORDA maintains the cross-country ski and biathlon trail system originally used in the 1980 Olympics.

During the summer, the mountain is used for hiking and mountain biking.


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Mt Van Hoevenberg, North Elba, NY 12946, USA

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Alex C
Alex C
Lydia Crawford
Lydia Crawford
Enjoy the nature
Joanna Fields
Joanna Fields
Very good place. I recommand this place.
Wiley Fausto
Wiley Fausto
Pretty cool place.You will love for sure! :-)
Michael Gray
Michael Gray
Just beastly =)

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