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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Milford, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Great hike. There are some rocky sections so they are can be slippery, especially in the spring. Very nice, well maintained trails. There are two trails, so you can go up one way and down the other. We saw a lot of children and dogs. The views from the top are spectacular. Access from the ADK Loj parking lot. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great view for the climb, and swim at heart lake near marcy. Fun for our family and the fresh air is good, one of the places you really get that hit of Balsam.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We decided to do some hiking at Mount Jo! It was an easy climb. It is friendly to kids and animals. Although we didn't have any, we met a lot of people who took their dogs for a walk and their kids. I suggest to do the short route going up and take the long route coming down especially if... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The trail to the top of Mount Jo is child friendly and the hike is fun and great for a day trip or a warm-up for a more strenuous hike. The view of Hart Lake and the high peaks is stunning.

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Cherry Creek, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the long trail up and the short trail back, however we didn't bring our water!! When I read the reviews I thought when we saw a short family hike that it wouldn't be necessary, but we should have brought it. The hike was not overly strenuous, but remember it is called Mt Jo, so there is a bit... More

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great hike. We have younger kids so it took about 3 1/2 hours round trip. Perfect for our family's first high peak. The staff at the AMC was great with advice too.

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Massena, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I climbed with my 11 year old daughter and her friend. This was a nice climb for a person of average health. The view at the top is breathtaking for such a basic climb.

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Putnam Valley, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

took short/steep/rocky trail on the ascent and the short/more ground/less rocks on the descent. views were fantastic:)

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We hiked a few days ago on a beautiful day with my five year old daughter. She loves any kind of climbing and scrambling so we took the short trail up and long trail down. She loved it - we all did. The views were fantastic, although we didn't linger for too long as the no-see-ums were out in full... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had read some of the reviews that said that Mount Jo was a short and easy hike. We had 3 20-somethings, and 2 50-somethings in our group and all of us thought it was a struggle. There were so many rocks and muddy sections obstructing the trail and it took us about an hour and a half each way.... More

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