Mount Jo Loop

Lake Placid, New York

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This short, kid- friendly hike follows an interpretive trail to a big view of the High Peaks. Mount Jo is a small hike that delivers a close- in look at the biggest peaks in the Adirondacks. Its trailhead shares a parking lot with the trailheads to Mount Marcy, Algonquin, Wright, and a number of the other giants of the High Peaks. Originally called Bear Mountain, it was renamed in the 1870s for Josephine Schofield, fiancée of Henry Van Hoevenberg, the Adirondack guide who masterminded the original Adirondak Loj and who laid out many of the trails that begin here.

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"This short, kid- friendly hike follows an interpretive trail to a big view of the High Peaks. Mount Jo is a small hike that delivers a close- in look at the biggest peaks in the Adirondacks. Its trailhead shares a parking lot with the trailheads to Mount Marcy, Algonquin, Wright, and a number of the other giants of the High Peaks.

Originally called Bear Mountain, it was renamed in the 1870s for Josephine Schofield, fiancée of Henry Van Hoevenberg, the Adirondack guide who masterminded the original Adirondak Loj and who laid out many of the trails that begin here."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lake Placid
Distance: 1.9
Elevation Gain: 651 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Lake Placid, High Peaks: Adirondack Park
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): North Elba
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Jo Loop

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May 2018