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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Tougher than Expected

When I saw that Mount Jo was one of the top things to do in Lake Placid I assumed it would have... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Madelyn H
Syracuse, New York
Harder than I anticipated, but beautiful at the summit

Mount Jo was sold to me (an avid indoorswoman, lol) as an "easy" hike. It may be to people who do a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Jill A
Albany, United States
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

When I saw that Mount Jo was one of the top things to do in Lake Placid I assumed it would have appealed to the masses. At 57 and 64 years old we made it to the top but couldn’t be sure that many of...More

2  Thank Madelyn H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Mount Jo was sold to me (an avid indoorswoman, lol) as an "easy" hike. It may be to people who do a lot of hiking, but I found it pretty challenging. That said, it was a very pretty spot, easy to get to (right on...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great little hike we took the short trail up and long trail down. We were there about 2 1/2 hours. Had a beautiful late October day we were super lucky. Would recommend this hike.

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I are not traditional hikers, but love being outdoors. This hike was amazing and offered just enough mountain hiking without any technical skill or having to scale a mountain rock more than 4-6 feet high on the way up. The view at...More

Thank AU_BeachBum
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Several people recommended this hike to me for my first time in the Adirondacks. It did not disappoint. We took the long trail up and down, and we thought it was pretty tough - you really have to watch every step you take across boulders/tree...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is perfect for non seasoned hikers. It is not very long like some other hikes in the area and will only take about 2 hours of your time. We are most certainly not seasoned hikers, but really loved Mount Jo. The view of Heart...More

Thank summertimefun1234
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Family hiked, youngest a 10 year old boy, in mid-August. Lots of large rocks. Has a couple of muddy spots and not much view until the top. Two trail choices, one up, one down is the usual choice. A very popular hike.

Thank charronconley
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Mount Jo is one of the more doable Adirondack Hikes. There is an easy and a harder route. Nice reward when you reach the top. Now A little trivia. The base of Mt. Joe is at the Adirondack Loj. The creator didn't like to waste...More

1  Thank harste
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I got the idea of hiking Mount Jo from Tripadvisor looking for things to do in Lake Placid. My wife and I arrived, after following directions the first right hand turn after the Ski Jumps on Rt. 73, all the way to the end (dead...More

2  Thank trever08
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a hike we do each year when we visit the Lake Placid area. Our kids love it even though it can be challenging in certain spots. The short trail isn't much harder than the long. The views from the top are wonderful.

1  Thank pogachels
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19 July 2017|
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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
21 March 2016|
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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
28 June 2015|
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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