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Address: Lake Placid, NY

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Great hike for the family

We love this hike - do it every year. We started when the kids were 4 (a little challenging) and every year it gets better for them and easier for us. Nice beginner hike with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love this hike - do it every year. We started when the kids were 4 (a little challenging) and every year it gets better for them and easier for us. Nice beginner hike with the reward of a good view for a picnic at the top.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great entry level hike for our family. Spectacular view at the top. Pack lots of water and snacks, and your camera!

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Mt Joe was a hike our whole family enjoyed. very rewarding at the top with great views of the surrounding areas and the town of Lake Placid. We have a wide range of ages in our family but was doable by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have never hiked before. All I knew were the pictures of that amazing view at the top. $10 for the parking. 2 miles round trip hike. It has the short trail which is steeper than the long one. If u don't mind putting the effort in it, I would suggest going up the short trail and coming down the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This requires you like climbing on natural trails. Fun, but dress accordingly. $7 to park. You can explore flat trails too in this area.

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White Plains, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm not a big hiker but my fiance, our pug and I decided to check out Mount Jo while we were in Lake Placid for the weekend. We saw that it was one of the best attractions here, and despite never really hiking, we decided to give it a shot. It was a lot harder than we expected (we took... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great way to spend the day hiking. Trail head is easily accessible. View from the top is beautiful. Doesn't require any technical climbing skills.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We walked up the mountain using the short trail. You really need to be in shape because it is like climbing rock stairs for about a mile. The view on the top was stunning and worth the hike up. We came down the long trail and it was much easier with less climbing. We took the rock garden trail off... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Many label this hike as easy, but it does have it's challenges. If you go the short route, be prepared to be climbing over boulders in a pretty steep ascent. I would recommend trekking poles for the decent, as it is quite steep. You need about 3 hours round trip and parking costs $10.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Well, I have done my share of hiking in my time (Eagle Scout here), but my goodness this was a rocky trail. You can take the short cut (you walk directly up the side of the mountain), or you can take the longer trail (.2 miles extra) and do a couple of cutbacks. All in all, I am glad I... More 

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