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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great hike, even with young children (between 5 and 10). Moderate at times, for the most part easy. Nice views from the top. Parking can fill on the high season weekends. 10$ per car.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice hike. Short but sweet in the sense that, because its steep you get a good workout. Nice views at top.

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Quick but challenging hike with great views. Steep at times but not too bad. we took the short route up which is steeper but came down the long route. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Kanata
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hiking Mount Jo lets start with it is $10.00 to park it took my husband and I about the same amount of time to hike up the short trail and down the longer route 1 hour and 5 mins. We are novice hikers we stopped 4-5 times on the hike up and several times on the way down. I would... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love this hike. This year we packed lunch and sat by Heart Lake, also one of our favorite spots. There are cabins to rent and a gift/equipment shop. Add to the hike by hiking to Rocky Falls!

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Rutland, Vermont
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Short little hike with a great view from the top, but get their early to ensure you get a parking space, like 8:00 am on a weekend. Also I would suggest the long way up and the short way down otherwise it is very rocky and steep. Wear hiking shoes and have a great time.

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Pound Ridge, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This trail was moderate- short and somewhat steep in places. The view from the top was totally worth it and the trail (we did the loop) was very well marked. I would recommend this hike!

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Lorain, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Liked that it was marked. I think I reached the summit but was not sure. If there is a marking then I didn't reach it but it looked like it based on my the info I had. Great for someone not used to this type of climb.

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Petaluma, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
54 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We arrived around 10:00 am on a Saturday and were turned around at the entrance and told to park 1 mile back down the road. Hiking back we took the route around Heart Lake, though we were disappointed the way did not really offer views of the lake. Somehow we ended up on the the way to Rocky Falls and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just spent Memorial Day Weekend in the High Peaks region with the family. We were a large group of 15 ranging in age from 3-70. We decided to take on this hike as it was recommended by some as a great family hike. Although we had some hiking experience, we were way over our heads here. We took the short... More

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