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Shelving Rock Falls

Lake George, NY
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It's farther than you think

We started from around exit 22 on 87 and it took us 45 mins. till the parking lot. it's very... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
ruriko w
West Hartford, Connecticut
amazing view

You must see this place .. look down for a perfect view. amazing ...every step up brings you to the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
New York City, 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 16 August 2017

We started from around exit 22 on 87 and it took us 45 mins. till the parking lot. it's very confusing to find it. You have access to the lake. be sure to bring bathing suite.

2  Thank ruriko w
Reviewed 14 August 2017

You must see this place .. look down for a perfect view. amazing ...every step up brings you to the better view.

Thank kasiachalupek
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice long drive. A little out of the way (about a 40 minute ride to the middle of nowhere) but worth it. We've only ever done the waterfalls but the hike is probably amazing to. You can wade out into the waterfalls. Saw what looked...More

Thank Francine C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The hike from the trailhead is only 0.4 miles and most of the trail is flat and easy. However the last section is quite difficult by being poorly defined and extremely steep. I was a bit nervous hiking/sliding down with my infant in my carrier;...More

1  Thank mtdewytotoro
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a great family activity, easy to get to and fun to play. If you are into climbing please be careful the rocks are slippery and people have fallen badly. The hardest part is getting simply because it feels like a very long drive....More

1  Thank Beany_from_Brooklyn
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Not sure where we ended up but it wasn't as what was mentioned. Hike is Ok but rough at times. Never saw the falls but once at the sum it there is a trail that brings you down ...my guess to the lake.. alot easier...More

Thank Claude D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lots of people go here, and it is crowded on summer days. Be careful if going near the falls, many have fallen and gotten seriously hurt. Trail along the stream leads to the lake, but the Bay there is always jammed with boats on nice...More

Thank 655donl
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is quite the hidden jem! Tucked away from the main roads and busy streets you will find this waterfall. The longest part of this hike is driving in through the little side street. Once at the trail head the falls is about a 1/2...More

2  Thank owencar
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Shelving Rock alllows you to really get into the woods and then see Lake George. It's not a terribly difficult walk/climbs, though the trail is narrow in spots, but be sure to bring bug repellant and lots of water. Worth the hike!

2  Thank gormlk
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The falls are absolutely gorgeous but the best part is that a short walk (not hike) further down brings you to the lake and it's a simple walk into water lower than your waist with a sandy bottom. Talk about paradise! People had their boats...More

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