Difficulty Moderate
Distance 3 KM
Elevation gain 877 M




Mount Jo is a 2876-foot (877 m) 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 (a 710-foot (216 m) vertical ascent from the Loj - actual trail distance is approx. 2.6 miles roundtrip), with a sweeping vista of the Great Range of the Adirondacks. It is seven miles (11 km) south of Lake Placid.


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1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867

Rating and comments

Mary Frazier
Mary Frazier
A great hike for the family. Go up the steep part first and come down the easier section for a nice loop. Great views for a short hike.
Linda Jackson
Linda Jackson
Not an extremely difficult hike, but still a good workout. Was told view is comparable to some of the other much more challenging hikes. Great value for admission.
Angel Gibbs
Angel Gibbs
Fun and do-able bike for beginners. Great for families. Do not take younger children up the short trail. It is steep. May be difficult for older dogs as well. The long trail isn’t much longer and is an easier hike.
Stanley Kelley
Stanley Kelley
Excellent little hike for the whole family. Gets very busy, but a great hike all the same.
Kristi Wittig
Kristi Wittig
Loved Mount Jo, great place for family and friends to hike. But while I was there I couldn't stop wondering who is Jo? Can someone please tell me.

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