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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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More difficult than some of these reviews suggest

Took the short trail up and the long tail down. A large portion of the short trail is more like... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bdroc
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Macedon, New York
Stellar view at summit!

We took the short trail up to the summit, we would not recommend doing that with young children as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah S
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short trail” (60 reviews)
“great hike” (51 reviews)
“longer trail” (13 reviews)
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Lake Placid, NY
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+1 518-523-3441
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"short trail"
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"great hike"
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"longer trail"
in 13 reviews
"high peaks"
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"easy hike"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 11 reviews
"large rocks"
in 7 reviews
"wear hiking shoes"
in 4 reviews
"adirondack loj"
in 9 reviews
"morning hike"
in 3 reviews
"popular hike"
in 3 reviews
"mile hike"
in 5 reviews
"trail head"
in 7 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
"great introduction"
in 3 reviews
"rocky"
in 31 reviews
"route"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the short trail up and the long tail down. A large portion of the short trail is more like rock climbing than hiking. That mile took us an hour. We saw some kids and dogs going up so maybe we're just too old. The...More

Thank Bdroc
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the short trail up to the summit, we would not recommend doing that with young children as it is very steep and Rocky. We took the longer trail coming down and found that much easier. While there are not many views as you...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been hiking in the Adirondacks for 28 years. (We live in flatland Michigan). We are 46ers, which means we climbed the 46 mountains over 4000 feet, some without defined trails. We wanted to give our grandkids, (9, 12, and 15)...More

1  Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals called this an "easy" hike, but for us flatlanders, it was definitely moderate. We went up during uncertain weather, and while the view from top was not very clear, it was a GLORIOUS experience of low clouds racing across the very close sky. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GF and I made this our last hike in recent trip to Lake Placid.Took the short trail up which had tons of rocks to navigate.We had hiking shoes and trekking poles so we were fine.I imagine kids would love scrambling up those rocks using their...More

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As relatively active people who are not afraid of a workout and with 3 kids (5, 8, and 11 yrs old) along for the hike, the description of time needed and effort required seemed like a good choice for a short day hike. We took...More

1  Thank Avgaad
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was a great 2 mile hike. Found it in a book of easy hikes but there are some challenging sections. The only reason it didn't get a 5 star was I went during week of July 4th and there were a lot of hikers...More

1  Thank John E
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I won't use terms like easy or hard, because for hiking it really depends on your fitness level and time available. I'm the "out of shape" hiker the guide books refer to, and I found this hike to be reasonably challenging. We ascended using the...More

1  Thank TonyMell
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Mt. Jo is a great hike for those who might wish to experience the high peaks without actually climbing one.There is a short trail and a long trail both leading to the summit.We went up the short trail and returned on the long trail. Views...More

1  Thank gwashburn1962
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

You need to park ur car at High Peaks Information Center , after 1 pm it seems to be cheaper. Hike was gd, less views while hiking. Short hike is treacherous. Would not recommend if u r with family or alone , as it’s very...More

1  Thank Nick W
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sgiaco01
19 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
21 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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