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Shelving Rock Falls

Lake George, NY
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A long ride but sooo worth it. Stop on the way and buy fresh baked goods, honey, and other items... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Cape May Point, New Jersey
via mobile
Beautiful Hike

Don't let the drive on the unpaved road scare you, this was a beautiful falls to visit. We... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Wading River, New York
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A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dirt road” (18 reviews)
“easy hike” (13 reviews)
“short hike” (11 reviews)
Lake George, NY
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

A long ride but sooo worth it. Stop on the way and buy fresh baked goods, honey, and other items from the stands along the road. We did fine in a minivan and had no issue. You ride for a long time on bumpy roads...More

Thank Fabtraveler1
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Don't let the drive on the unpaved road scare you, this was a beautiful falls to visit. We visited in November, so there was no summertime crowd.

Thank dennis1027
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The hike to Shelving Rock Falls was short and easy. We didn't venture farther than the Falls. Instead, we did the Sleeping Beauty hike and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's 3.8 mi RT and 2/3rds rock and root pathways. The view of Lake George from the...More

Thank BeckyL-FL
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice falls and walk to the shores of Lake George. There are many other hiking trails in the area that we didn't explore, but plan to on our next visit!

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

An amazing adventure! Spectacular views! BEAUTIFUL in every way. You must park in one of the lots and hike to get there. Wear bathing suits and towels to swim. A perfect place for a picnic lunch...nice to see boats anchored and people swimming. Don't forget...More

1  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Natural falls were gem surprise!!! Amazing views and it was fun for all family of 4. Please make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.

Thank nedotepa
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Although only a short distance from Pilot Knob the way the crow flies, the drive to Shelving Rock Falls and Summit is lengthy with the last few miles on a dirt/gravel road. The summit hike is a beginners hike. Lots of zigzag back and forth...More

1  Thank Dadwith4kids525
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's a short hike to see this beautiful waterfall. Can be crowded on summer days, but worth the trip. Another hike to the Lake as well if you are up to it. Wear appropriate shoes--not flip flops!

Thank sokobird
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Follow directions as there are few, if any signs. It is a long but very scenic drive. All mountain roads once you get off I87. The road is very narrow at times and you may have to pull to the side to let vehicles go...More

1  Thank 68mbl5
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Long drive on forest roads but trust the directions. There are not many signs until you get really close. Take the comments about a short and easy hike with a grain of salt. The majority of the walk to the falls are on a nice...More

Thank FerTravel
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