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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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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
47 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Let me start of by saying i am not in any way a hiker, but did some smaller mountains. I read the reviews and thought it would be fun. There are two ways to get up there, short hike and long hike. People said the average climb was 45 min short way and 1.5 hour long way. That may be... More

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Lewiston, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Mount. Jo has amazing views the climb is pretty rocky but really fun! Once you get to the top you see a view of all of the forests and lakes.

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Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We hiked Mt. Jo in mid April. While the crowds we had heard about were non existent this time of year the hike was pretty challenging. The short trail is fairly steep and with melting snow and ice hiding gushing water runoff and rocks, it is a challenge. We came down the long trail side which was even more challenging.... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

great hike, easy and more challenging trail options to the top. entry at heart lake which is lovely as well. make sure you have cleets on boots in the winter for snow an ice. about 3 hour total

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