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Mount Jo, Lake Placid

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Mount Jo is a 2876-foot mountain in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York. It is located in North Elba, New York on land owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club. The Adirondack Loj and Heart Lake are located at the foot of Mount Jo. There are two trails that lead to its summit.

A steep but short and relatively easy hike compared to other mountains in the area, the Mountain offers great views of the High Peaks region, including Cascade Mountain, Mount Marcy, Algonquin Peak, Mount Colden and Indian Pass. It is located near Heart Lake in North Elba. The climb offers one of the best views for the effort, with a sweeping vista of the Great Range of the Adirondacks. It is seven miles south of Lake Placid.

The mountain was named in 1877 by Henry Van Hovenberg, who built the original Adirondack Loj, for his fiancée Josephine Schofield, who died shortly before they were to have been married.
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  • Have done this hike many times & it never disappoints-especially for the views at the top. Would agree with other reviewers that, due to the steepness & boulders, I would consider this more moderate t...  read more »
  • Don't be deceived by the "easy" reviews. I've done a lot of hiking and would rate this a moderate hike with a pretty steep ascent. My wife and I did it in 45 minutes going up and slightly quicker goin...  read more »
  • This is a relatively easy climb with a few steep spots. It's about 45 minutes up and the same back down on the long route. Almost anyone can do it (little kids, dogs, parents with baby carriers on the...  read more »
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