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Address: Lake Placid, NY

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Challenging - but worth it

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... read more

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

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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Clyde, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have done this hike several times in the past. It is a short hike with amazing views of the high peaks. There were 7 of us ranging in age from 7-41. We always take the short trail up which is steeper and the long trail down. It is not a flat even trail. It is pretty though and once... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not sure how to rate this. We enjoyed the amazing view we received after getting to the summit. We did not appreciate the misinformation by the ADK members who gave advice at the bottom before we started. Basically we are glad we did it but we were not physically or mentally prepared for it. We were told there were no... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Enjoyed a beautiful and sunny day hiking Mt. Jo yesterday! The trails were pretty dry, with a small melting snow pile here and there, with minimal mud. The short trail is a little more steep, with maneuvering around rocks/boulders, while the longer trail is more gradual and has less obstacles. Bring a lunch or snack for the summit, where you... More 

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

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