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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: +1 518-523-3441
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Great hike for rookies

We enjoyed a fall hike recently to the top of Mount Jo....the hike up took approx. an hour and a half that I would attribute somewhat to the lack of being able to site the proper... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brockville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fall hike recently to the top of Mount Jo....the hike up took approx. an hour and a half that I would attribute somewhat to the lack of being able to site the proper trail....the trail markings should be better....the hike down was fifty minutes as we could much better see the proper route to take....this hike would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We came in May, and oh my gosh, these huge mosquito must have been starved over the winter. They seemed so hungry for blood they chased us everywhere, so much so that we had to quickly retreat back into our car and left. You need to drive through a segment of winding and bumpy dirty road before you get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We ascended starting at 4:45 and the sunset was at 6:05 this evening of the 18th of October. We made the summit using the "short" trail which means straight up and made the summit by 5:35. The decent took us about 40 minutes and worth every step!! Spectacular views await you at the summit!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

As we were closing out our stay in Lake Placid we had an afternoon left and weren't quite sure what to do. I found a web site that indicated Mount Jo had an "easy" hiking path. I would only consider it easy from a professional hikers point of view. Young kids were able to get to the top in 30... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Mt. Jo is a great little hike with absolutely stunning views. The trail is very well maintained and even has some wooden steps at a steep section near the summit. I would classify it as moderately strenuous, but definitely worth the effort We spent quite a long time on top since it was such a gorgeous Fall day with the... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's a 700 ft climb, so if you are not in the best of shape, I would recommend frequent breaks, particularly on the short trail, which is fairly steep and rocky (though not dangerously so). My 20-year-old son and I climbed up the short trail and down the long one and even he seemed pretty winded at times. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Have done this hike many times & it never disappoints-especially for the views at the top. Would agree with other reviewers that, due to the steepness & boulders, I would consider this more moderate than easy

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Williamstown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Don't be deceived by the "easy" reviews. I've done a lot of hiking and would rate this a moderate hike with a pretty steep ascent. My wife and I did it in 45 minutes going up and slightly quicker going down. Beautifully maintained trail with good markings only eclipsed by the view from the summit.....WOW!

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a relatively easy climb with a few steep spots. It's about 45 minutes up and the same back down on the long route. Almost anyone can do it (little kids, dogs, parents with baby carriers on their backs) with one or two slightly harder spots near the summit. The views from the top are lovely.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

If you are young or old and fit this is an easy trail. If you are young or old and unfit then this is more difficult but still achieveable with rest in between. It is worth getting to the top for the view and gorgeous autumn colours. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy. We love it up there.

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