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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Fun hike!

This was the most challenging hike we've done with our children (6 and 8), and it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, MA
via mobile
Nice hike was a little more challenging than expected

Nice hike with a nice view from the top. Trail was very well maintained. We were a group that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe P
Hartford, Connecticut
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“heart lake” (46 reviews)
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the most challenging hike we've done with our children (6 and 8), and it was a crowd-pleaser for sure. We took the short trail up and the long trail down. Thumbs up for the friendly summit host, who gladly snapped a picture for...More

Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hike with a nice view from the top. Trail was very well maintained. We were a group that ranged in range from 8 to 80. Everyone made it to the top, but it was a challenge for our senior family member. Even the long...More

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike to attempt in a 2-4 hour window. Our whole group (parents and teens) enjoyed it. It is challenging (climbing across rocks, with some steep sections), fairly short, with good views from the top. Both the short (1 mile) and long...More

1  Thank GregIndiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a Bachelor party up this mountain. Forecast called for 60% chance of rain and we lucked out that there was no rain. This is a fairly easy hike. We went up the short (harder) path and down the long (easier) route. Mud wasn't too...More

Thank Meredith L
Reviewed 6 July 2017

the tracks were very rough with big boulders and the trail was rather slushy and slippery .Marking and signposting were somewhat inadequate.Good view is obtained only after reaching the top

3  Thank Mahade
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a little must do right out the front door of the Adirondak Loj. Short and steep, this rocky little hike to the top offers very pretty views and is great for the whole family. I went up the short path and came down...More

2  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great views of the high peaks and Heart Lake. A short hike that makes a great tune up for the more challenging high peaks.

Thank JoeSan56
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We knew a cold front was coming through, and wanted to climb before it rained as the rocks would be slick. For a couple in our 60's, we also didn't want to miscue even though we are fairly fit. We took the shorter but steeper...More

3  Thank kayakingcouple2016
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I read the reviews on here and thought this would be a nice hike for the family to do. I called the number listed here and spoke to the woman advising her that there would be toddlers and dogs doing the hike. I was advised...More

1  Thank DL P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

After 30 years of living in Florida, our idea of a hill is an overpass. Mt Jo became our first "Hiking" experience and we loved it. It is not for beginners, but at 50 and having a knee replacement 5 months old, and my wife...More

2  Thank DrivingMissCrazy1
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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
Anja Z
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