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Mount Jo

Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Not for Beginners

I read the reviews on here and thought this would be a nice hike for the family to do. I called... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
River Edge, New Jersey
Great introduction to hiking

After 30 years of living in Florida, our idea of a hill is an overpass. Mt Jo became our first... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Average3%
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 518-523-3441
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank DrivingMissCrazy1
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I would give this one 5 stars if you didn't have to pay to hike. The hike itself is a great introduction for hiking bigger peaks in the Adirondacks. The trail resembles that of a lot of the trails through these northern woods. Some even...More

1  Thank shaner210
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went as a couple with our new dog and she had a blast. It did take us about the whole day but was totally worth it! We went in April and there were no mosquitoes or bugs it was actually warm.

1  Thank Catcher13247
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We enjoyed a fall hike recently to the top of Mount Jo....the hike up took approx. an hour and a half that I would attribute somewhat to the lack of being able to site the proper trail....the trail markings should be better....the hike down was...More

1  Thank RiverSwim
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came in May, and oh my gosh, these huge mosquito must have been starved over the winter. They seemed so hungry for blood they chased us everywhere, so much so that we had to quickly retreat back into our car and left. You need...More

Thank NPFanCA
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We ascended starting at 4:45 and the sunset was at 6:05 this evening of the 18th of October. We made the summit using the "short" trail which means straight up and made the summit by 5:35. The decent took us about 40 minutes and worth...More

2  Thank Brendan B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As we were closing out our stay in Lake Placid we had an afternoon left and weren't quite sure what to do. I found a web site that indicated Mount Jo had an "easy" hiking path. I would only consider it easy from a professional...More

1  Thank HiggsbyBoson
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mt. Jo is a great little hike with absolutely stunning views. The trail is very well maintained and even has some wooden steps at a steep section near the summit. I would classify it as moderately strenuous, but definitely worth the effort We spent quite...More

2  Thank MAR-VIN93
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a 700 ft climb, so if you are not in the best of shape, I would recommend frequent breaks, particularly on the short trail, which is fairly steep and rocky (though not dangerously so). My 20-year-old son and I climbed up the short trail...More

Thank Ted C
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Ouzy A
Hi Jim, Im going to lake placid next week with the whole fam, like 16 of us and we want to do a hike I'm just really bad when it comes to finding the place to go to and how to get there, could you tell me where it is? Also how long did it take to finish the hike?
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
Is there a shuttle service or anything similar to get from Lake Placid to Mt Jo? I am not able to rent a car because my driving license is not valid in the US.
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
mary r
How far from the town is Mount Jo? We are a group of 11 renting a cabin in Lake Placid in late April. How long is the hike?
15 March 2015|
Response from Leonard777 | Reviewed this property |
Well to the top/summit of Mount Jo. That is 3 hrs. It will get colder and slippery going up. Have great traction footwear. Don't carry too much. There are some tough spots at this time of year. Good luck