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Shelving Rock Falls is definitely worth visiting. People of all ages are capable of making the... read more

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We drove from lake George, its definitely about 45 minutes to an hour on a dirt road for about 20... read more

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A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
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Reviewed yesterday

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

1  Thank Happyish2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

2  Thank Flora E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Tanvi D
Reviewed 15 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

2  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 9 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

2  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Took 4 teenagers to the falls and we all loved it. The trail is less than 1/2 a mile to the falls. It is very scenic and follows a stream to the beautiful falls. We kept following the stream after the falls and it leads...More

3  Thank LaurieDarby713
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went with kids of 15, 13 and 9 years old. The drive there takes about 30-45 minutes on unpaved road but in our opinion is worth the drive. It's only a short hike after there of about 15 minutes to get to the money...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I read other reviews indicating that the drive to the Shelving Rock Falls parking lot was beautiful and that the 7 mile long gravel road was smooth sailing. I considered the scenery as just ok. The road wasn't horrible, but it had some segments that...More

5  Thank ngp50
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The drive takes about 45 minutes from lake George. The last 15 to 20 minutes drive goes thru unpaved road that is leveled and is almost like a paved road. That drive is the most beautiful part of the park since you are driving thru...More

4  Thank Abdulla S
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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|
Response from Ohiobeachlover419 |
There is an app called All Trails that is free to download. I use it all the time. According to the app, this is an easy hike. 3 miles out and back. 718 feet elevation change. I have not done it, but am planning on it... More