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“Good hike, pretty view from top”
Review of Mount Jo

Mount Jo
Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Lake Placid
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hike is very good. if you are an avid hiker - it should be easy. there are two ways to the top of the hill. one is a short one and the other is a longer one. The shorter one is quite steep and needs a some kind of rock climbing skills. The longer route is for everybody.
The descriptions say that its a very easy hike. which is not very true, especially if you are new to hiking. But, I would definitely say its worth the hike for the view you get from the top.
Start early... and carry bug repellents.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A little more challenging than expected. My 6 year old did great. Had to carry the 3 year old about 75% of the way up and down. Gave me a nice workout! Short trail up in about 1 hour 15 mins. Long trail down in about 50 mins. Overall a great experience for our first real mountian hike as a family.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The visitors centre in Saranac Lake suggested this hike. The guidebook says 30 mins up (short trail) and 45 mins down (long trail). We took 2.5 hrs round trip via the long trail in both directions. Both trails are steep, but the three girls managed. However, the schnauzer's little legs nearly gave out.

Take sufficient water, bug spray for the summit, and enjoy the spectacular views.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Difficult enough that you feel like you've accomplished something. And the view! So worth it! Definitely try to take in Mount Jo.

Thank Paulinemary42
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We made it up in 30 minutes via the short route and 45 minutes back down via the long route. Didn't think the long route was any easier than the short route. Couple of spots where I can see where perhaps older or out of shape folks will struggle, but all in all a decent little workout, not too bad. Got some great pictures at the top and there was a forest ranger at the top to answer all your questions about the area and surrounding peaks.

Thank Clarkvara
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