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“A pristine hike in beautiful surroundings”

Mount Van Hoevenberg
Ranked #16 of 51 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner description: Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A pristine hike in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our innkeeper told us of this trail which was so worthwhile. It is quite steep in parts and with all the Fall leaf litteR sometimes difficult to know what was underfoot but the 360 degree view from the top is very special and well worth the hike.

Visited October 2013
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hershey pa
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Awesome!! Gorgeous well worth it”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

FYI this us NOT Mount VanHoevenberg it is the Gondola at White Face Mountain at the ski resort!! Mt Van Hoevenberg is the bobsled and luge complex... I even spoke with the employees and they saw trip-advisor was not correct....
Great place though well worth the stop and time just fantastic!!! Make sure you do the drive up as well!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mt. Van Hoevenberg”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

For those who haven't been on the trails for a year or more, this is a good place to start and get your mountain-legs back. Easy ascent, with varying terrain, to some enthralling views over the wilderness.

Visited September 2013
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Allentown, PA
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“You Can See Forever!”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

On our recent getaway in Lake Placid, we decided to ride the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top of the mountain. What a wonderful experience! We would highly recommend this to any visitor, but would also definitely suggest to do this on a clear day. We were down to our last day there and, even though it was cloudy when we started the l-o-n-g gondola ride, by the time we reached the top, the clouds had cleared on one side of the mountain. The view was unbelievable! Unfortunately, we couldn't see nearly as far away on the other side.

So, for the double view, we would highly recommend a clear day. The ride on the gondola was so peaceful...........it was like we were gliding into heaven!

Visited September 2013
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melbourne
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642 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Very steep and long gondola ride”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Longest and steepest gondola I have ever been on. Good views on way up and down and from the summit. Tip is to buy the passport pass which gets you into all venues over a few days or longer and 20% off the bob sleigh ride.

Visited September 2013
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