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Mount Jo

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 5185233441
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Not easy, but worth it

The long trail isn't as easy as it is made out to be. You don't need to be in great shape to do it, but there are some very challenging parts. It is worth it, however, when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CraigEsq
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Saint James, New York
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Saint James, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The long trail isn't as easy as it is made out to be. You don't need to be in great shape to do it, but there are some very challenging parts. It is worth it, however, when you get to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a short hike from the Adirondac Loj that will reward you with a beautiful view of the high peaks region.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

In early October, Mount Jo nestled under Heart Lake offers an outstanding display of Fall foliage. From the Adirondack Loj at the edge of the lake, two hiking trails lead to the summit of Mount Jo ----- this viewpoint gives endless vistas of the High Peaks region.

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Schenectady
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My 2 sons, their wives and I climbed Mt Jo on New Year's eve and celebrated 2016 on top. It was 25° and calm. Trail was set up nicely for our crampons and the hike up the short trail took about 45 minutes. We had the top to ourselves (on previous trips there had been a dozen or so others... More 

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Stony Point, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Maybe you have no interest in being an ADK 46er or maybe you already are one. This hike has the most bang for the buck (the step) of any short outing you might attempt in the high peaks area. Don't think that fact that it lacks an elevation over 4,000 ft means it isn't a Wow because it is. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We climbed Mount Jo right after setting up camp for a weekend of high peaks hiking. A very do-able hike-- I think it was 2-3 hours total. It was overcast when we went up, and cleared up for literally 2 minutes while we were on top. Amazing view!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We hiked up Mount Jo at the end of December. We parked a the High Peaks information center where there is a small store, restrooms and helpful staff member with maps and advice on the trails. The weather was unseasonably warm and the day we hiked was sunny. The trail was a bit muddy in spots but we had no... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have a 4.5 year old child. It wasn't too difficult of a hike but the one option goes STRAIGHT up. Don't go too late in the afternoon otherwise you will lose light. It's short enough so that you can do other things during the day.

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Living in town, makes life amazing. A hike is never too far away. One of my favorites is Mount Joe which is accessible from The Loj road off of route 73. There will be a parking fee, $10 or $5 after 1pm. There are two options to hike Mount Joe. A short, and steeper trail or a longer more gradual... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Mount Jo requires the shortest hike (not the easiest though) that guarantees fantastic views on all main peaks in the Adirondacks. This is a test-hike when my new to Adirondacks friends want to experience hiking in the area. I test them on Mount Jo, picking the more challenging trail up. I can assess one's skills on the trail that is... More 

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