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

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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Roslyn Heights, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We did this hike with our children when they were 6 and 8 and they loved it. The views at the top made their hard work seem so worth it!!! Easy to follow trail and spectacular payoff at the summit.

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed this hike. We took the short trail up to the summit. This was a little more challenging than I expected. There are a lot more rocks on the short trail. The view at the top is spectacular and a great place to take pictures. The ADK guide at the summit was very friendly and happy to answer questions.... More

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Reading
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful view from up top! Short trail is a bit hard but worth it for great climb. Take longer trail if in doubt only 1/2 mile longer. Must do if staying at Loj.

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Hawkeye, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On our vacation out east we visited the Lake Placid area. We enjoy nature and hiking but were short on time. This hike was well worth our 2 hours and $10 parking fee. The hike itself was somewhat challenging with the rocks and wet areas but the view from the summit was well worth it. Glad we took the time!... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not an experienced mountain climber so this was perfect for me! Went with a small group and we all had a great time. Nice views from the top.

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Oswego, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Family of 6 with the youngest being 9. We took the long trail up (1.5 hours) and the long trail down and added the rock garden trail that brings you by Heart Lake (1.0 hours). A very nice family experience. Only about a 15 minute drive form Lake Placid. Although I hear it is less challenging than the short trail... More

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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

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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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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