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Mount Jo

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 5185233441
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Love the two trails we did today, up Mount Jo and around Lake Heart. A long needed change of view since my breast cancer surgery. Mount Jo trails are a bit rough but I did it. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
idahRAM2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the two trails we did today, up Mount Jo and around Lake Heart. A long needed change of view since my breast cancer surgery. Mount Jo trails are a bit rough but I did it. It is not for those with knee problems. It applies to both the short and long trails, rocks and elevation all the way. Climbing... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short and fun hike child friendly Rock scramble the whole way up to great views. Great short hike.

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Thank Runningman51
Corning, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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