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Shelving Rock Falls

Address: Lake George, NY
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85%
Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Be VERY CAREFUL on the Rocks. They are Slippery. I slid off my feet and landed onto my hip and shoulder. I thought I was gonna have to be airlifted out of there. Luckily, nothing major but it could have been worse.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went to the falls in October and even in the fall they were flowing pretty good. It is an easy walk to the falls with just a short steeper section to get to the bottom on the falls. After checking out the falls, I recommend that you follow the brook downstream along the path to Lake George. There is... More

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Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The hike was very short and easy. Saw some folks even doing most of the walk with baby carriages. The falls were very pretty. We hiked about a mile past them, saw the lake and turned around. There wasn't much more beyond the falls on the trail. Next time we will hike to the top of the mountain.

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The roads are Floored with small pebble rock but it was a comfortable ride even with My sedan. From the parking lot it's just only 15 mins away.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My sister and I were driving around one day and discovered this place. It was a short walk in-about a half mile or so, and a good climb down the mountain. It is a spot that is clearly used more by the locals than tourists as it is VERY off the beaten path. Definitely worth going back to!

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very fun hiking trails, my boyfriend and I spent the whole day. The views of the lake and the mountains was beautiful.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Once we arrived at the falls, the ride there was definitely worth it. You need to be prepared as most of the way in is unpaved. We actually had a road crew in front of us regrading the road as it had rained the day before. But the hike was quite easy and very picturesque and the falls, though smaller,... More

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Amherst, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived to begin this hike around 8:30 am. It was a long drive on a narrow dirt road with only one parking space. ( We later discovered a large parking area beyond the trail head) The trail began with large, riverbed rocks to cross over. The rocks were stable, but I was glad to have my grandson's hand for... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited on 8/11/2014 Get ready for a 20-25 minute drive through the woods, navigating a one-and-a-half lane dirt road that is littered with pot holes. It could have been worse, as oncoming drivers were super helpful and slowed/pulled over to allow us both to pass without an issue. Parking can be limited, so be prepared to either wait for something... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were a group of families on vacation and read a lot about the Shelving Rock Falls. We have a few young adults with disabilities so we did not know what to expect. It was great. We had no trouble following the path (a few rocks on the trail in the beginning but easy to manage), We hiked down to... More

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