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Rugged climb great view

It was a rugged climb over ice flows. Magnificent views in all directions once you reach the summit.

Reviewed yesterday
Mildly challenging for beginners.

Our hike up and down Mt. Joe took about two hours, which included a 10-15 minute stop at the peak... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a rugged climb over ice flows. Magnificent views in all directions once you reach the summit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank snbvt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hike up and down Mt. Joe took about two hours, which included a 10-15 minute stop at the peak to take in the scenery and snap some photos. We are in decent shape and found ourselves slightly winded at times on the hike up....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chameleons_carryons
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank MisterMVA
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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