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Mount Jo, Lake Placid

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  • Close to ADK LOJ and easy to hike... well worn paths but quite tourist-y. Good views from the top; not difficult to hike.  more »
  • Tricky hike required spikes instead of snow shoes due to quick thaw and ice over-an exciting challenge, worth the fright factor when you reached the summit. Hiked it in fall as well but not quite as c...  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • GET UP EARLY...and youll get a parking spot. We woke up around 0330 to ensure we got a parking spot. We hiked to the top in the dark (which was super fun) and watched the sunrise...all by ourselves. It was really nice! It wasn't until the way down did we realize how rocky the climb up was! I am currently in pretty bad shape however it didn't take us that long to get to the top. I forget how long but I want to say no more than an hour. Its a gorgeous view from the top! And as we were driving out and saw the cars lined up for miles......were we glad we got up early. Happy Hiking!
  • Perfect short hike. Great for stretching your legs after a long drive. Couple Jo with a hike around Heart Lake.
  • If you're camping overnight and hiking the high peaks on the weekend this is definitely worth a quick trip up the night before great view of Heart Lake Mount Marcy and the McIntyre range about 30 minutes each way give or take. Parking is free at Adirondack Lodge after 5 or 6 p.m. I think, beautiful sunsets up there
  • Want a quick hike with a nice view? Mt Jo is always my go to. Especially if you're introducing someone to the high peaks. Beautiful view from the top.
  • Nice winter hike, snowshoe to the top for some great views of the high peaks
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