Shelving Rock Falls

Shelving Rock Falls, Lake George: Address, Shelving Rock Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Shelving Rock Falls
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A serene and beautiful waterfall located along an unmarked hiking trail in the Lake George system.
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Steve F
1 contribution
Jan 2022
What a beautiful place to get away from it all! It is clear that you are staying in someone's home that has been lovingly cared for, not a for-profit rental. The mattresses were so comfy, Theresa was a fabulous communicator and the cabin and setting was incredible. Definitely off the beaten trail with some rough roads and 4-wheel drive recommended in the winter. The location is right next to the state park land which provided access to the easiest hike (Shelving Rock Falls) and a moderate hike for our young family of five (Shelving Rock Mountain). Checkout AllTrails and use the free trial for fabulous tracking reviews, and suggestions. A 30-minute drive to Lake George Village if needed. Everything was meticulously labeled to take the guessing out. The fire place and fire pit were a hit and the kids love the hot tub. Not a single TV was turned on the whole time. Playroom downstairs was a delightful retreat and the loft was beyond gorgeous with Theresa's own paintings. My wife commented who it was clear they bought "nice things" from the mattresses, to the towels, blankets, and furniture. What a great opportunity to get away from it all (including cell service unless you want to access wifi calling)
Written May 19, 2022
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Chrissy46767
Red Bank, NJ55 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Easy kids hike to the waterfalls but it is a long ride out on a dirt road. Our group had four kids ages 4-9 and the hike was 0.4 miles to the falls. The area for them to play in was small and rocks were slippery but it was an easy day trip to break up our day
Written August 17, 2021
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Lin L
Jersey City, NJ45 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited shelving Rick area on the Columbus Day weekend! It was cool and crispy fall weather, leaves were showing vibrant colors! The hike was easy and well marked. But it was a little bit difficult to find parking since it was long weekend and we arrived around noon. Water fall is just 0.4 miles from the parking lot #1, but we parked at lot#6 so it added about 1 mile.
Written October 15, 2020
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Eddie C
2 contributions
Aug 2020
The beauty of this natural falls was totally outweighed by the disgusting litter that's strewn about literally everywhere you look. Cans and bottles, food wrappers, napkins and paper towels could be seen everywhere during my visit. I even spotted a disposable diaper that some inconsiderate parent had mindlessly deposited behind a rock near the falls. And the atrocity didn't diminish along the longer hike to the lake; bottles, cans and paper were everywhere. It's a shame that so many people care so little about preserving our country's natural resources for others and for future generations. Disgusting.
Written August 23, 2020
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LJC48
Buffalo, NY38 contributions
Jun 2020
Not as pretty as it appears. Very long ride through the mountain to get to it. A good portion of the road leading to the area is a dirt. Very poor signage for Shelving Rock. I don't recommend older people because you have to walk on uneven rocks to get to it. It can be very dangerous Trails not marked to tell you anything. If you do go, park your car in parking lot #1
Written June 17, 2020
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Skibear225
Carmel, NY179 contributions
Oct 2020
During this trying year of not being able to travel out of state we found this place to visit. It was extremely crowded on our weekend visit to the point of not being able to park where we wanted and left to come back during the week. It was a bit slippery so be aware. Not any designated actual paths to walk on so pretty much you are meandering around the area to see what there is.
Written January 18, 2021
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nbdoc
Sharon, MA256 contributions
Sep 2020
Park on lot 4. Take well maintained wide trail up the mountain. When get to the summit, step onto the narrow path to the right, and take a quick left turn down, you will end up on a lower platform with way better views and many fewer people. Then go down, and take the falls trail. When you get to the lake, walk to the right along the lake, and then return to the road via the connector. Very enjoyable walk, good views, but may get crowded because of relative ease
Written September 13, 2020
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Katie
Ludlow, MA19 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Could use better signage, to say the least. We "accidentally" hiked the whole mountain before realizing our mistake. The lookout was definitely worth the hike and gorgeous, though the kids were not thrilled that we accidentally tacked an extra 3.5mi onto our visit to the falls. Oops. The falls themselves are easy to get to once you know the entry point, and if you keep down the path you'll eventually reach the lake. This seemed to be a party area for boats. The water was shallow and warm and we swam quite awhile there. The falls themselves are beautiful and since it's a bit out of the way to get there, it wasn't overrun with people. The water in the falls was obviously much colder than the lake, but after our accidental hike it felt wonderful to cool off, and the kids had fun sliding down the rocks.
Written July 28, 2021
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PartyTheNightAway
New Jersey2,789 contributions
Aug 2021
Good trip. We arrived at approximately 5 pm and made our way to the entrance of the trail. The trail was a relatively easy hike and only took about 15 minutes to reach the waterfall. The cascading waterfall was beautiful and provided for a great photo opportunity. There were also several rocks nearby that you could sit on in order to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Tip: I recommend spending 45 minutes here if you truly want to see everything.
Written November 1, 2021
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Combfree
Pawtucket, RI8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We drove all the way to the main parking lot and saw everyone there were in legit hiking gear with hiking poles, back packs and boots. We decided to bring our croc wearing crew of Middle Aged women and a 4 and 7 year old down to parking lot 1 and try out the short trail to the falls. Go right out of the #1 lot and cross the little bridge and enter right there. The first 25% is really rocky, then mostly a clear trail (follow the green dots on the trees) and the last 25% is down a steep hill to the base of the falls. The falls are nice, with a small pool not even waste deep at the end. Totally worth the treck and we were lucky someone pointed out the entrance to us so we didn’t have to wonder around.
Written August 15, 2021
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