Mount Jo Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily 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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure in Winter. 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.

Heart Lake Adirondack Loj Trailhead: From Exit 30 take Route 73 towards Lake Placid for 26.5 miles. Take a left onto Adirondack Loj Road and continue 5 miles to the Loj and the parking area.

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Graham Younger
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Hunter Lau
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Julie Jacobs
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Great, quick hike!

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Craig Kleine
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It was a warm day the snow was soft and a bit challenging to snowshoe in. Especially the uphills.

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Cary Frogback
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Jordan Delmonte
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dan stoy
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what a great trail very steep in some places. trail was packed micro spikes the whole way. beautiful ice formations on some of the rocks. once at The summit couldn't see anything it was socked in by fog. overall great hike.

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Alex Revette
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The long trail wasn’t bad til you got some steep climbs, it was much more fun sliding back down but the views were spectacular on a sunny day

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Katy Black
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Long loop was much less packed than short

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Nathan Patrick
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brrr! my hand warmers didn't activate and I didn't realize it until my hike was done. no wonder my hands were hurting with how cold they were! sunrise wasn't spectacular, just nice mountain views with some light coming up around the peaks, kinda hazy, neat adventure

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Sarah Kelly
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This was my first solo hike and also my first winter hike. Would definitely recommend this for anyone, pretty easy and a decent number of people on the trail which makes it slightly less scary to be by yourself/be there in the winter. Wore snowshoes for the whole trail and would definitely recommend having these

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Sylvia Deng
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Short trail is quite steep, and the snow make it even more difficult but also more fun. The long trail has a few steep sections but overall is moderate. The path to submit has 3 ladder to climb, which are not snowshoe friendly. It took quite some effort to go through, especially when going down hill.

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Thomas Conine
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Beautiful 6am hike, micro spikes were very handy...all in all a beautiful hike!

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Dawn Mills
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Amy Surowiec
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An absolutely beautiful climb! The views along the way were incredible. The path was hard snow packed and icy - spikes made the hike pleasant and no trouble. We had a leisurely pace and enjoyed all this short hike has to offer!

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Sue Kvanåli
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Really incredible views for minimal effort. We wore micro spikes

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David Sun
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Great summit views. Both long and short approaches are varied and entertaining. Icy; spikes needed.

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Vic Ventura
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Great short sunset hike. Trail is currently packed snow and ice, crampons or micro spikes are a must. Snow began at sunset, intensifying during decent.

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Dennis Flynn
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Bryan Harper
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Trail was manageable with good hiking boots, micro-spikes or crampons are recommended though.

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Justin Bateman
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Very pretty and a good climb for 3 kids. Micro spikes were v useful as icy in patches.

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Eliza Poehlman
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The perfect moderate level hike, particularly in winter when the ice and snow add a little more difficulty. Did the hike w/an adventurous 6 year old.

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Jake Pratt
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Steep but rewarding. Trail is a little icy but not terrible. Short trail is great!

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