Mount Jo Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mount Jo stands 700 ft. over Heart Lake near ADK Loj south of Lake Placid in the heart of the High Peaks Zone of the Adirondacks. Mt. Jo has two trails that lead to its summit. The summit offers spectacular views of the High Peaks and the MacIntyre range and is a great hike for the kids. This is a very short two mile loop hike that will bring you to the top of a wonderful little peak above Heart Lake with just over 600 feet of climbing. It's a great hike for little kids or an older family member who you would like to get into the outdoors. It's also a good hike if you have time and energy after another shorter 46er hike like Phelps or maybe Tabletop.
hiked this today 4/18. we hiked up with our 2 year old in the hiking carrier and 4yr old nephew walking. took about 2 hours round trip. beautiful view from the top. Still a little snow/ice in some sections but easy to get around.
First time hiking in the Adirondacks and a local recommended this trail and it did not disappoint. Views were spectacular. Took the short trail up which was a lot of scrambling. There was still some ice so the microspikes got a little use but not too much. Long trail on the way back was muddy and rooty but still great. Will be back to hike this trail again.
Quick and easy hike with excellent views.
Completed this trail on February 3, 2017. Took the long route up and back. We had yak tracks, but many people had snow shoes. We were able to make it to the top, and there are definitely some steep sections. Very pretty view at the top and I would highly recommend it
This was a winter ascent that we did. We hiked up the short trail that was icy and steep in parts, and we came down via the long trail. The views on the summit were nice of Heart Lake and the high peaks. The trail became busy as we were descending. You definitely need traction devices to complete this hike.
Nice hike not too difficult. View is great as well.
Worth it for the view. The long trail is much easier and less steep. If you want a bit more of a challenge, the short trail has some steep rock climbing but it doesn't take so long.
View at the top is great and you have many different point of view.
Took the short trail up carrying my 3.5 yr old on my back. Certainly tests your endurance, a scramble until you're about to the summit. Good views. Limited parking, had to hike a mile up the road to get to the trailhead.
Beautiful short hike
Good beginner hike for the Adirondack region
Great hike. Easy for the region, but overall, I'd rate as moderate. Beautiful view from the summit.
A good place to watch the sunrise.