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nice hike, great view at the top, but wet and slippery

Hiked this and it was a nice hike though rather steep in spots with lots of rocks and fallen leaves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edgewood, New Mexico

We loved the (relatively) long and difficult climb. Scenery from to top was fantastic. Services... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Azy B
London, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 November 2010

During our Autumn visit to Lake Placid we were directed to hike Mount Jo and we are thrilled we did. The hike is steep in parts but not too difficult. It took us about about 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the summit. But...More

11  Thank SnrFan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 September 2014

If you want to go to Mount Jo be sure not to go on a fall weekend. We thought we would arrive early enough to beat the crowds Saturday morning but were sorely wrong. Hoards were pouring into the area like ants on a hill....More

4  Thank mnluv2trvl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked this and it was a nice hike though rather steep in spots with lots of rocks and fallen leaves and with the recent rain that morning, very sleek. Make sure to wear the right shoes. The view at the top down onto Lake Placid...More

2  Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the (relatively) long and difficult climb. Scenery from to top was fantastic. Services were excellent.

Thank Azy B
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great hike. Take the short path even if it's steep and rocky the views are beautiful. While it is a more populated trail in the area, the fall foliage is stunning.

Thank LeahV80
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We did this hike in July with kids age 6 and 8 - was fun and the views from the top were great - would recommend.

Thank Pavel Z
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful mountain in the Adirondacks. There are 2 trails, the short trail which is steeper and rockier and the long trail that's a little easier. Make a loop, you'll be glad you did. View from the top is wonderful. Parking can be nearly impossible, so...More

2  Thank Terri M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The hike is about 2 miles out and back. Rated as moderate, and I would say that is correct. We took the shorter harder route on the way up. Lots of rock scrambles, and tree roots to climb over. Got to the top and OMG...More

1  Thank Phyllis10
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Ok, I know people refer to this as an easy hike, but it's not a cake walk. There are some tough rocks to get over the higher you go. My small children managed to do it, so its not crazy hard but if you've never...More

1  Thank Maury M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We climbed Mt.Jo several years ago with our elementary school aged daughter. It's a nice way to experience the high peaks without getting in over your head. The hike is something like a mile each way and it starts at the Adirondack Loj which is...More

2  Thank MisterMVA
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Located at Adirondak Loj with all you could expect for a great outdoor experience. Good climb to summit of Mt Jo affording nice views of area.

Thank mandobanjo
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was a gorgeous, "leave no trace" hike. The trails are quite root-y and rocky (i.e. few smooth, dirt patches), making for a workout of a climb through woods. View from the summit was lovely.

Thank Bsmsservetar
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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
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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