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Mount Jo

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 5185233441
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Quite the hike and worth the view.

This is a more family friendly hike according to the brochure but it was challenging. Lots of rocks to climb and roots to hop over but the view at the top is gorgeous and great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wendy W
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Corning, New York
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Corning, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a more family friendly hike according to the brochure but it was challenging. Lots of rocks to climb and roots to hop over but the view at the top is gorgeous and great to sit and have a snack after making it up.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a highly recommended hike by many locals and we do agree however we climbed this AFTER climbing Cascade which was more difficult (longer) but a more thrilling reward at the top. So basically we recommend both but in the reverse order - Mount Jo then Cascade.

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Thank naams203
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to hike this short trail with my wife to give her a great view of the High Peaks. We were not disappointed. There is a $10 parking fee is you park the ADK Loj, but from there is a short walk to the trail head and then nice hike up to the summit. Go on a clear day and... More 

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Thank Wojx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked at the information center and followed the trails. We took the short trail (more steep and rocky) to the summit and took the longer trail (less steep, but longer) back to the bottom. Our family with teenage children really enjoyed this hike. We hiked a little over 2.5 miles.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Mountain has become our family tradition. Surrounded by beautiful Heart Lake and the Adk Loj property, it is a very tame climb close to civilization yet rugged and wild enough to reward you with a true Adirondack experience. We use this climb sometimes as a day before prep for a high peaks climb or as part odf a day... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hole does have amazing views at the top, BUT it is not for inexperienced hikers. We did this climb with a four year old, eight year old, twenty year old, two adults and a grandma. It took us TWO HOURS EACH WAY. I can't see how this is listed as "family friendly". Also, be careful of your timing. Go... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Short Trail up, Long Trail down, then the Indian Pass Trail to the South Camp trail back to the parking lot. Less than 30 min to the summit via the Short Trail - great views - and less than an hour back to the parking lot. Well worth 90 min of your time.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked up Mount Jo via the long trail which had a few tricky spots due to rain the prior day, but it was very doable and the views from the top were amazing. It was a bit more strenuous but shorter than the Rocky Falls hike that shares the same start. Highly recommended.

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Thank Bill S
Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike was really fun, but harder than I expected. It took me and my sister about an hour and 10mins to get up to the summit and 1hr to get down. Lots of rocks and roots to climb over, but worth it when you get to the top.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 4 teens (2 who hiked regularly & 2 newbies) all had a great time. Easy to follow, no way to lose the trail here. There is enough of a climb to be interesting without being boring, but, not so tough for beginners. The view is amazing for being a short distance. Long and short path are nearly equal distance... More 

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