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Nice easy hike

Used google maps to get there from Lake George, it was a pretty ride there. We parked in lot #1 so... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Rochester, New York
via mobile
nice chill day

my boyfriend and I wanted to go on a nice hike in the queensbury area and found this trail online... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
Lake George, NY
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Used google maps to get there from Lake George, it was a pretty ride there. We parked in lot #1 so the hike was a short one to the beautiful falls. Saw people of all ages on the trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 363cas
Reviewed 19 October 2018

my boyfriend and I wanted to go on a nice hike in the queensbury area and found this trail online. it took about 45 mins to walk up the mountain it was beautiful at the top, definitely worth the steep hills

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Brought first time hikers from the urban jungle including a 60+ retiree with knee surgeries. After they passed through a few feet of very rocky terrain complaining and questioning if we were on the right track as there are no signs, it was an easy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

After you drive in forever down the worst road in the world you make it to the parking lot. From there it’s an easy walk to the falls. Easy walk for everyone, but getting to the falls at the end is a steep hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Derek D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Shelving Rock Falls is definitely worth visiting. People of all ages are capable of making the short hike there.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Happyish2
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Was there. Never saw falls. Can someone explain to me which parking lot was the best. Easy trail? Seemed so confusing. Never saw anything. To me NOTHING was marked. Totally disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank Flora E
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We drove from lake George, its definitely about 45 minutes to an hour on a dirt road for about 20 minutes, but when you get there, it’s really nice. It’s about 5 minutes from the parking lot to get there and it’s a little steep,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Coastal25280
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My husband and I went to shelving rock falls this past weekend (August). The drive from Lake George village was about 1 hour. Towards the end of the drive, you have to drive on dirt roads but it isn't as bad as we thought it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 104tanvid
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have mixed feelings about Shelving Rock Falls. We chose this hiking spot because we wanted something fairly easy (and safe - we had already had one accident) for my 5 year old nephew. Even though this spot was an hour away from where we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Easy “hike” more like a walk in the woods. Very nice view and great opportunity for some family pics! Well worth it. The ride is a lot of unsaved roads but cruised right along at 30 mph the whole way so they are in good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jerryk140
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7 July 2017|
Response from Michiko101 |
The initial part of the trail is very rocky, a 4-point walker would have difficulty finding even areas to place weight on. The rocky area only goes for a few feet so if he gets flanked by two people for support he might be... More
Courtney B
2 May 2017|
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Response from LaurieDarby713 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We took our 5 month old mini dachshund and he had no problems and loved it.
Danielle D
29 August 2016|
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Response from Michiko101 |
Google Maps worked fairly well. I dloaded All Trails and it did not fit my needs.