We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
Review Highlights
A bit of effort for big payoff

Short hike up the mountain, about 1 hour climb. Great payoff for a bit of an effort. Fantastic... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2015
Awesome trail with amazing views....

I loved this trail! It starts at the ADK trail site where a number of sites begin. The trail is... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2015
New York City, New York
Read all 270 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“short trail” (55 reviews)
“heart lake” (47 reviews)
“great hike” (51 reviews)
Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
Write a Review
Reviews (270)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

111 - 120 of 267 reviews

Reviewed August 20, 2015

Short hike up the mountain, about 1 hour climb. Great payoff for a bit of an effort. Fantastic view from up top. Not for someone with physical challenges. Lots of rocks to climb up and fairly steep at some points. We are fit 50 somethings...More

Thank anniem1304
Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved this trail! It starts at the ADK trail site where a number of sites begin. The trail is somewhat challenging since it involves rock scrambling and a quick decent, but the rewards are fantastic! You can swim in the lake below after you...More

Thank preciousness22
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great view worth climbing to the ( a bit steep) end. We met a really nice ADK worker up there, who happily shared her knowledge of the area and it's stories, with us.

Thank Nitsanz
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love to hike on the top of the mount Jo with my kids (12 and 9). The view from the top is worth every step on the way.

Thank O M
Reviewed August 15, 2015

My fiance proposed on this mountain in 2014. I am planning to get married on top of here in 2016 (if this can even be possible.) Wonderful views for such a small mountain and it is an easy first hike. (This was my first mountain...More

Thank 273alyssat
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great hike! Our book rated it as easy but I would put it in the moderate range with some scrambling towards the top. Great views

1  Thank jfavk
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are not hikers and we are in our 50s but we were able to climb Mount Jo without getting hurt and the view at the top was wonderful! Chipmunks will come visit you when you're sitting on the rocks at the...More

1  Thank lllovetotravelll
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our family of 7 are used to hiking in the Old Forge area. Mount Jo was presented as an easy family hike and ok to bring a dog. Uh-uh! Great hike, but definitely a little challenging, especially towards the top with all the rock. Small...More

1  Thank Karfis
Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great little mountain to climb when you want a lot of view for not so much time and work to get up to the top. That is not to say that there is no work involved, but the pain is short and the view...More

1  Thank 13pickles
Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took the short/harder trail going up and saw everyone climb itcomfortably in 1 Hr with rests taken near the steep summit. Short trail has a lot of big step like rocks to be climbed especially near last quarter mile. Walking Sticks Helped us a...More

1  Thank KOmar M
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Lisa G's
844 reviews
6.16 miles away
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
161 reviews
5.31 miles away
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
1,648 reviews
6.51 miles away
Salt of the Earth Bistro
38 reviews
5.77 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Olympic Ski Jump Complex
922 reviews
4.54 miles away
Bobsled and Luge Complex
710 reviews
2.97 miles away
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
188 reviews
4.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Catcher13247 | Reviewed this property |
I would say there's a few different routes if you want to spend all day there or even a few hours. We did the shortest trek and I'd say it about 4 miles and it took us all day because of the incline. If you're an... More
Ouzy A
March 20, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Louis S | Reviewed this property |
Heading toward Lake Placid on Route 73 the Adirondack Loj Road is a left hand turn about 25 miles from Exit 30 off Interstate 87. The turn is clearly marked with a street sign and a larger sign. This turn is two miles... More
June 28, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MrsSulls | Reviewed this property |
Lake Placid has a free trolley service that runs through the main parts of town. I don't think it runs out to Mt. Jo, which is about a 10-15 minute drive from Main Street. There may be special drop offs requested but you... More