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Agreed, great hike for limited time

Any lazy, but physically willing members of the family? This is your mountain. Had a lazy spouse and daughter, but motivated young boys and this was the perfect mountain. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Any lazy, but physically willing members of the family? This is your mountain. Had a lazy spouse and daughter, but motivated young boys and this was the perfect mountain. Not difficult at all.

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Cambridge, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A great hike close to the High Peaks information center. Family friendly with great views! Don't forget to pack a lunch.

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Akron, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a nice hike - not too much or too difficult, but enough challenge to be worth doing for some exercise. Only takes about and hour or two up and down. Nice view but not spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This hike is fantastic for beginners. We got there early because parking is limited. ($10) We started the hike at 7:40 AM taking the short route up and long route back. Although very strenuous at some points the views are worth the challenge. Round trip it took us 2 hours. One point to note! We had hiking sticks with us... More 

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Adirondacks, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you are looking for a quick hike up an Adirondack Peak this is the hike for you. Even though it's not a Highpeak, and offer some of the best views of the high peaks including Mount Marcy and the McIntyre range. There are two trail options a short trail which is a little bit harder, and a long trail... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazingly good views from the top. Hike is short, but relatively strenuous because it is very rocky. We went up by the short trail and came down by the long trail for some variety and that worked out well. We paired this as a morning hike with lunch by heart lake, and that was awesome. Note : Adk Loj charges... More 

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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Short hike up the mountain, about 1 hour climb. Great payoff for a bit of an effort. Fantastic view from up top. Not for someone with physical challenges. Lots of rocks to climb up and fairly steep at some points. We are fit 50 somethings and found it enough of a challenge.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved this trail! It starts at the ADK trail site where a number of sites begin. The trail is somewhat challenging since it involves rock scrambling and a quick decent, but the rewards are fantastic! You can swim in the lake below after you finish the hike. Highly recommend this hike!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great view worth climbing to the ( a bit steep) end. We met a really nice ADK worker up there, who happily shared her knowledge of the area and it's stories, with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love to hike on the top of the mount Jo with my kids (12 and 9). The view from the top is worth every step on the way.

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