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“Don't waste your time” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Jo

Mount Jo
Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 reviews
“Don't waste your time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Went in December, maybe in the fall this place is great. Confusing trail and an inaccurate map make this more of pain than it needs to be. Make sure you bring hiking shoes.

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New York
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“An Easy Hike with Big Pay-Off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Mount Jo is a great way to get your feet wet (figuratively speaking) in the High Peaks region. It's not a strenuous hike at all--something most can do--and it's got a great view at the top. Choose an off day to visit though. It's popular, but that popularity means that it can get a bit crowded. Still, it's always a fun jaunt.

Visited March 2012
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Hamburg, New York
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“Mt. Jo...Incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Pretty steep and rocky climb. Made it to the summit and it was worth the exertion. The veiw of Heart Lake and the Adirondac Mountains was really beautiful. Our 12 year old Coonhound was a better climber than I was (45)!! There were many people of all ages enjoying the hike.

Visited November 2012
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“It is uphill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

It was steeper than we expected and extremely rocky. Really great views at the top that make it worthwhile.
The trail is well marked and there is water, maps ,bathrooms at the trail head. There are guided hikes available
for groups of 4 or more. Great experience

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Seattle, Washington
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“Excellent family hike - up hill but not too far.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a great place for a quick but rugged hike to the top of Mt. Jo. I believe it was a climb of about 800 feet in a trail only about a mile long. Kids loved it, nice summit for exploring.

Visited June 2012
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