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The trail to Mt Van Hoevenberg is a fun and family-friendly trail with opportunities to spot wildlife and nice views.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

2,950' 899 m

High

2,120' 646 m

Low

878' 268 m

Up

100' 30 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A mix of terrain, slopes, and views makes this trail fun and still suitable for families.

Need to Know

Need to navigate over planks, tree trunks, and stones to be able to cross the swamp—this requires good balance!

Description

The trail starts pretty much straight and will continue with little slope until you get to the swamp. Here, depending on the season and time of the day, you have the best opportunity to encounter wildlife, and frogs are common. The swamp can be a lot of fun for kids as you might have to jump from stone to stone or balance over planks to not get wet.

The trail then goes fairly steadily up until reaching the summit where you can enjoy nice views of the valley. The top is rewarding and a great spot for lunch.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adolfo Navarro

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#326

in New York

#10,653

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Photos

Looking south into the High Peaks region from Mt Van Hoevenberg. Taken 10/06/21.
Oct 14, 2021 near Lake Pl…, NY
Fall leaf trip 9/29/19
Sep 30, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
Second muddy doggy contemplating life choices at Mt. Van Hoevenburg Summit.
Mar 12, 2023 near Lake Pl…, NY
View from Mt. Van Hoevenburg
Aug 7, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
Muddy doggy about halfway on Mt. Van Hoevenburg Trail.
Mar 12, 2023 near Lake Pl…, NY
Rewarding view at Van Hoevenberg
Jun 2, 2018 near Lake Pl…, NY

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