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Shelving Rock Falls, Lake George

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  • You must see this place .. look down for a perfect view. amazing ...every step up brings you to the better view.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 hikin...  more »
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  • After a scenic drive down a dirt road, it's a short 10 minute walk to the Falls. A very scenic area, relatively peaceful and quiet. Recommend bug spray---mosquitos were everywhere.
  • Great views for a short walk. 1.7 miles one way took about 35 minutes up and 30 minutes back down. The trail is well kept and easy to walk. The trailhead is about a 45 minute drive from Lake George, the same start for Black Mountain. The drive there takes you on a dirt road for the the last 20 minutes of the drive. Great short hike altogether!
  • A bit hard to find the falls trail, but well worth it. Short level trail... Until you get to the falls. Then it gets a little steep and slick. Might be able to get across, but life don't come that cheap to this fella!
  • Beautiful little hike along the shore of Lake George, leading to an even more beautiful waterfall. You can stand along the top of the fall, as well as walk to the base, where we spend some time enjoying the sights and having lunch.
  • An easy walk to the top of shelving rock, but no views or great spots. If it gets you out of the house for a little while I think its good. We did the entire trip to the top and back in under two hours.

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