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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Great views and easy to reach the summitt

We climbed Mt Jo easily and found the views to be wonderful. Heart Lake is picturesque and you can... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Anonymous727
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New York City, New York
Close to ADK LOJ - difficult to park on weekends.

Close to ADK LOJ and easy to hike... well worn paths but quite tourist-y. Good views from the top... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Anthony V
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United States
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“short trail” (57 reviews)
“great hike” (51 reviews)
“high peaks” (35 reviews)
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Lake Placid, NY
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+1 518-523-3441
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We climbed Mt Jo easily and found the views to be wonderful. Heart Lake is picturesque and you can see several other mountains that will then inspire you to climb other mountains in the High Peaks. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Anonymous727
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Close to ADK LOJ and easy to hike... well worn paths but quite tourist-y. Good views from the top; not difficult to hike.

Thank Anthony V
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Tricky hike required spikes instead of snow shoes due to quick thaw and ice over-an exciting challenge, worth the fright factor when you reached the summit. Hiked it in fall as well but not quite as challenging

Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

When I saw that Mount Jo was one of the top things to do in Lake Placid I assumed it would have appealed to the masses. At 57 and 64 years old we made it to the top but couldn’t be sure that many of...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Mount Jo was sold to me (an avid indoorswoman, lol) as an "easy" hike. It may be to people who do a lot of hiking, but I found it pretty challenging. That said, it was a very pretty spot, easy to get to (right on...More

Thank Jill A
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great little hike we took the short trail up and long trail down. We were there about 2 1/2 hours. Had a beautiful late October day we were super lucky. Would recommend this hike.

Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I are not traditional hikers, but love being outdoors. This hike was amazing and offered just enough mountain hiking without any technical skill or having to scale a mountain rock more than 4-6 feet high on the way up. The view at...More

Thank AU_BeachBum
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Several people recommended this hike to me for my first time in the Adirondacks. It did not disappoint. We took the long trail up and down, and we thought it was pretty tough - you really have to watch every step you take across boulders/tree...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is perfect for non seasoned hikers. It is not very long like some other hikes in the area and will only take about 2 hours of your time. We are most certainly not seasoned hikers, but really loved Mount Jo. The view of Heart...More

Thank summertimefun1234
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Family hiked, youngest a 10 year old boy, in mid-August. Lots of large rocks. Has a couple of muddy spots and not much view until the top. Two trail choices, one up, one down is the usual choice. A very popular hike.

Thank charronconley
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sgiaco01
18 July 2017|
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Response from Catcher13247 | Reviewed this property |
I would say there's a few different routes if you want to spend all day there or even a few hours. We did the shortest trek and I'd say it about 4 miles and it took us all day because of the incline. If you're an... More
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Ouzy A
20 March 2016|
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Response from Louis S | Reviewed this property |
Heading toward Lake Placid on Route 73 the Adirondack Loj Road is a left hand turn about 25 miles from Exit 30 off Interstate 87. The turn is clearly marked with a street sign and a larger sign. This turn is two miles... More
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anjaz843
28 June 2015|
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Response from MrsSulls | Reviewed this property |
Lake Placid has a free trolley service that runs through the main parts of town. I don't think it runs out to Mt. Jo, which is about a 10-15 minute drive from Main Street. There may be special drop offs requested but you... More
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