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Address: Lake Placid, NY

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Mount Jo is a gentle hike with great views of the high peaks in the Adirondacks. The trail is well marked with gradually climbing to the elevation which offers views similar to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mount Jo is a gentle hike with great views of the high peaks in the Adirondacks. The trail is well marked with gradually climbing to the elevation which offers views similar to long hikes of the high peaks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fun little hike for people who aren't super fit and/or aren't interested in doing anything grander. Very, very easy hike. Decent view of the mountains from the top. A great stepping stone towards more challenging hikes if you're interested in such things.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We hike Mount Jo with our two young kids (3 1/2 and 7). It was a beautiful hike with a wonderful view. I think it would be tough for young kids less experienced with hiking than ours (under 7) but its worth a try for families with older kids for sure! There are several steep rock scrambles.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a great hike to the summit. We took the short trail up and long trail down. Of course, the short trail is steeper. Parts of both trails are steep but totally doable for anyone who is in at least a little bit of shape. The views from the summit are worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hiked Mt. Jo with my husband and small child and had an enjoyable time. The view from the top isn't quite what you would get in the Rockies, but it is impressive, nonetheless. A word of caution to hikers with very small children: My husband hiked Mt. Jo with our baby fastened to his back in a baby carrier (not... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I both enjoy hiking, but aren't super fit. We went up the long trail (it's a more gradual incline) and down the short - both were challenging but doable. There are lots of rocks and roots so good shoes are a must. It was a good work out, but you'll feel like a million bucks when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What a wonderful tough hike. The short trail to the summit is fantastic with lots of rocks, roots, and water. The summit is worth the effort with a great place to rest and have a picnic. The long route down is only a little longer but still fantastic. We had a great time hiking the mountain. I highly recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my first hike of the season and was good to get out the cobwebs since I am a little rusty. The trail is clearly marked. The climb up is gradual with some steep parts. To get to the summit you do need to climb up a few big rocks which seems harder than it is. Make sure you... More 

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Baldwinsville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The trail to the summit of Mount Jo is challenging, with areas of rocky terrain at a considerable incline, however these sections are very doable even for the beginner. Once you do make it to the top you are rewarded with incredible views of the High Peaks. So in a nutshell, great views for minimal effort (considering other climbs in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A good ~3000 feet high mountain hike with ~900 feet elevation climb. Perfect for beginners or out-of-shape hikers who are looking for a good introduction of Adirondacks country. The path is decently maintained & marked. There are areas of steep elevation & rough trails, but easily handled with a little bit of patience and endurance. The view from the top... More 

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid

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