Mount Jo Loop Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

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.

45 minutes ago

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3 days ago

Done this over 20 times probably first did it as my first hike ever as an 7 year old so beautiful come back to Loj periodically and just hike that mountain and heart lake together. Stewards are on the top and is by a nature center for children.

6 days ago

Awesome and fun

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11 days ago

We did this hike with my 9 year old daughter. She loved it! A little steep in some areas. Rocky. A bit muddy. Beautiful views at the summit.

13 days ago

Moderate short hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike with incredible views. Park along the road instead of entering the lot to save yourself $10. Get there early, the road fills up quickly with cars. A moderate hike with with some steep areas but not too bad. Extremely muddy because of the all the rain 2 days prior but still worth it. The trail head is to the right of the booth when facing it, just past the pond. We took the long path up and the long path down. There is an option of the short path, which will be marked on the trail.. shorter but harder.

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15 days ago

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21 days ago

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

Easy hike with killer views.

1 month ago

Short hike for such a view. Love "Mt. Josephine!"

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Shorter hike. If you take the short trail up and the long trail down, it will be a quick, steep uphill climb (rocks requiring some hand use for shorter people) and then a slightly longer but more level hike back down. I'm middle in shape and this took us only 2 hours with 20 min lunch break at the summit. Very good views. Muddy on the way down but not unmanageable. Very fun for a quick morning hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with a few steep parts. Nice views at the summit. Heavy traffic the day we went!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Went to Rocky Falls before heading up Mount Jo. Took the longer way up and the shorter trail down. Longer trail was fairly muddy.

1 month ago

1 month ago