Shelving Rock Mountain Trail

EASY 154 reviews
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Shelving Rock Mountain Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Ann, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

waterfall

41 minutes ago

Great hike, easy except for the Rocky riverbed start, remainder very easy and great views of Lake George. Definitely going back to try some of the other trails on the area

hiking
1 day ago

Well marked and easy hiking trail. Once you reach the summit, be sure to follow a small path to the left to a clearing overlooking Bolton and Lake George. Stunning views!

hiking
14 days ago

Nice and easy hike with a spectacular view of Lake George. One of my favorites!

22 days ago

Definitely an easy hike but make sure once you get to the peak to take the narrow foot path down about 100 feet or so to get a better view of the lake.

25 days ago

Great area, we drove all the way out to the end of the road. From there it's a 10 minute walk down to the waters edge. beautiful area. Brings you down to the shore right by "Hen and Chickens Island".

27 days ago

quick and ez

hiking
5 months ago

great for hiking with a dog

hiking
7 months ago

Great beginner’s hike! We went with a 2 and 3 year old who did pretty well but we would probably leave them home next time.

8 months ago

Absolute favorite place to hike in the Adirondacks!! So beautiful and peaceful!!!!

hiking
8 months ago

My dog loved it! There were many options for different trail lengths and the view was beautiful!

8 months ago

Good wide trail, dog friendly, great view at top

9 months ago

Great day hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Incredibly easy hike. Pair with Sleeping Beauty, Black, Buck, Erebus, etc for a more productive day. A group of about 100 (literally) tourists were going up as I came down the other day. Very rude and as loud as ever. The summit is not much to write home about and is quite small. Dont know how they would all even fit up there, lol. Nonetheless an easy hike, check out the falls, climb the mountain, back in 2 hours.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short hike with dog - nice views of the lake, not too steep on a hot day.

10 months ago

Absolutely love this trail!! This is the one that started my love of hiking!

10 months ago

ok

hiking
10 months ago

amazing veiw at the top and a great trail for beginners. had a great time

hiking
10 months ago

This was a nice quick after work hike that had a good view of the lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent day hike trail with beautiful scenery. The Falls are spectacular, bring a picnic lunch.

11 months ago

The trail itself is well marked and maintained. The view is beautiful at the top of Lake George. However the road and area around the beginning of the trail are not very welcoming. There are many trailheads close together. The parking is very limited for the amount of cars in the area using the trails and it is not well marked where parking is allowed. The town where the trail is located is making a lot of money from hikers who are just trying to enjoy some time in nature.

hiking
11 months ago

Great short hike. Is pretty steep and you climb about 800 ft in a little less than a mile and a half. At 22 I found this fun whereas my 55 year old parents struggled a little bit. We all agreed that the view at the top made it worth it! After this hike took a quick 8 minute walk out to the falls to rinse off and enjoy the view, totally awesome day!

Note: this trail doesn't lead to the falls at all we had to leave the parking lot and head further and took the dam access road to the falls.

11 months ago

Very easy hike great for family hiking. Trail was well
Marked and once you reach the summit if you go to the right there is a narrow trail that goes down to the lake.Great views with no trees much better view of the lake.

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Easy family hike. Kids had a great time.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The view...you can see SO much of the lake it's an amazing view. Easy hike as well, would be great for beginners, families or just someone who is looking for a nice easy hike.

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

nice easy hike for first timers. have done this now twice and definitely recommend to anyone

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Easy trail ... had alot of fun ... don't let your dog off the leash alot of porcupines... also walked with horses ... will never forget this hike

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great, done it easy with the kids 8 and 6. From the end of the trail , a little trail go down toward the lake for an amazing view

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Nice hike, old road to the top makes for an easy hike. View is okay, not the best Lake George view of the mountains around the lake but still worth the easy trip.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Easy hike with 10 year olds, nice peaks of lake.. next time adding the mountain loop for summit view

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Short easy climb with a gorgeous view ! Nice place to hang your hammock and stay awhile . Don't miss the real lookout .... once at the climb down and follow small path down towards the lake !

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