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Mount Jo

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
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+1 518-523-3441

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Great introduction to hiking

After 30 years of living in Florida, our idea of a hill is an overpass. Mt Jo became our first "Hiking" experience and we loved it. It is not for beginners, but at 50 and having... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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River Edge, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the reviews on here and thought this would be a nice hike for the family to do. I called the number listed here and spoke to the woman advising her that there would be toddlers and dogs doing the hike. I was advised to take the longer trail and it would be no problem. It most certainly was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After 30 years of living in Florida, our idea of a hill is an overpass. Mt Jo became our first "Hiking" experience and we loved it. It is not for beginners, but at 50 and having a knee replacement 5 months old, and my wife (age undisclosed) having never hiked dawned our new hiking boots on the adventure. The hike... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I would give this one 5 stars if you didn't have to pay to hike. The hike itself is a great introduction for hiking bigger peaks in the Adirondacks. The trail resembles that of a lot of the trails through these northern woods. Some even call Mt. Jo mini Marcy. Its a good workout for any ability. If you are... More 

1 Thank shaner210
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went as a couple with our new dog and she had a blast. It did take us about the whole day but was totally worth it! We went in April and there were no mosquitoes or bugs it was actually warm.

1 Thank Catcher13247
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We enjoyed a fall hike recently to the top of Mount Jo....the hike up took approx. an hour and a half that I would attribute somewhat to the lack of being able to site the proper trail....the trail markings should be better....the hike down was fifty minutes as we could much better see the proper route to take....this hike would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came in May, and oh my gosh, these huge mosquito must have been starved over the winter. They seemed so hungry for blood they chased us everywhere, so much so that we had to quickly retreat back into our car and left. You need to drive through a segment of winding and bumpy dirty road before you get to... More 

Thank NPFanCA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ascended starting at 4:45 and the sunset was at 6:05 this evening of the 18th of October. We made the summit using the "short" trail which means straight up and made the summit by 5:35. The decent took us about 40 minutes and worth every step!! Spectacular views await you at the summit!!

2 Thank Brendan B
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

As we were closing out our stay in Lake Placid we had an afternoon left and weren't quite sure what to do. I found a web site that indicated Mount Jo had an "easy" hiking path. I would only consider it easy from a professional hikers point of view. Young kids were able to get to the top in 30... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mt. Jo is a great little hike with absolutely stunning views. The trail is very well maintained and even has some wooden steps at a steep section near the summit. I would classify it as moderately strenuous, but definitely worth the effort We spent quite a long time on top since it was such a gorgeous Fall day with the... More 

2 Thank MAR-VIN93
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a 700 ft climb, so if you are not in the best of shape, I would recommend frequent breaks, particularly on the short trail, which is fairly steep and rocky (though not dangerously so). My 20-year-old son and I climbed up the short trail and down the long one and even he seemed pretty winded at times. My wife... More 

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