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Amazing view at the top!

This is a relatively shorter hike (in miles - maybe 2-3 miles-ish), but has some moderately difficult climbs as you get closer to the top. That being said, we saw lots of kids and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Josh R
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a relatively shorter hike (in miles - maybe 2-3 miles-ish), but has some moderately difficult climbs as you get closer to the top. That being said, we saw lots of kids and dogs doing it, so it can't be that hard, right? The hike itself is so-so, but this is one that you do for the view at... More 

Thank Josh R
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It was a incline for a while. If you are in shape and good breathing techniques you can get up it easier. Slow and steady will get you up. Bring lots of water. Rocks leading you all the way up. Great for leg day. Beautiful trail. The summit it vast and beautiful lots of wind up there to cool you... More 

Thank Sarahjane2722
San Diego, California
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

For starters, make sure if you park at the designated lot you go ACROSS the street to hike the mountain. I didn't, I hiked the trail in front of me which is very nice and easy but I could have saved some energy by not doing that! Back to the hike... This was my first mountain climb. No special equipment... More 

Thank martygood
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

First time hiking a mountain but definitely not the last! Was quite challenging being our first mountain adventure. Made it to the summit just as a thunderstorm was moving in. Had a few minutes to take pics as the lightning was moving in quick! Rained the whole way down which made it quite tricky as the runoff ran right into... More 

Thank Tracey W
Little Silver, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My family of five hiked mount jo (which i would recommend) two years ago. We were looking for the "next step" and we found it! The reviews said it would take 4-5 hours for family. We usually half that when figuring time, but it took us close to four hours. Didn't think it was super steep, but i definitely had... More 

Thank michele9271
Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

A 4 hours hike for a wonderfull view. The parking is realy small on the side of the road so arrive early. The trail is on the other side. It begins realy slow but you will soon see that you have to earn your way up. On the top you will see Marcy, Algonquin WOW. Dont forget your crampons!!!!! You... More 

Thank Yow4444
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

My husband and I do quite a bit of hiking and in many different places. Some parts of this hike were more strenuous than most we have done. There are some spots that you are basically rock climbing at the end and before that the steep incline on the stone "steps" is quite strenuous. We do move very fast though... More 

1 Thank Jessica B
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Even though this mountain is only 3353 ft. tall, it's a moderately strenuous hike with 1700 elevation gain. While it can be tricky in places, if you like to scramble...you'll like this hike. The views at the top were fantastic, especially at foliage peak, which we were very lucky to see.

1 Thank Linda7511
cicero, new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

it is a great hike to start, gets a little tricky in the middle of the climb, you have to deal with some rocks, but others made trails around them if you don't want to climb them, but the hike is worth the while in the end when you see the view.

1 Thank shadey-brindi
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was a very exciting and challenging hike fro my wife and myself. We were not experienced climbers when we started this climb. It was about a 2 hour hike, fairly challenging, although quite fun and very interesting areas. Having a hiking stick was very helpful. After making it to the top, it had to be one of the most... More 

1 Thank ADKRules

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