Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Panama

4.8
#1 of 21 in Trails in New York State
Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming caves, crevices, and passageways in an ancient forest! Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake, Panama Rocks is one of the top-rated attractions in Chautauqua County based on independent reviews on TripAdvisor.
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  • We visited on a late fall day, it is just beautiful and the rock formations amazing to see! So glad we were able to visit, and planning on visiting again next season! Good to wear hiking boots for tra...  more »
  • Beautiful walk through the woods. Definitely recommend hiking boots because of the trails, but so worth the adventure.  more »
  • The beauty of this park is awesome and wonderful! What makes it even better is the fact one can climb/walk on the rocks to experience the scenery from different perspectives. There is a one mile path ...  more »
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  • Great place for a hike. A bit dangerous for young kids. If you haven't seen it before you are in for a good surprise. Giant rocks with seemingly hundreds of cracks and crevices to explore - all contained within a one mile circular hike. You can be as adventurous as you want - climbing ever rock and exploring each cave-like gap - or you can make the hike around the rocks and enjoy the spectacle with just moderate physical activity. Definitely keep close track of kids, though.
  • Loved this place. Scenic.. Not too difficult to get around. Mapped out and explained perfectly. Treasure hunt for the kids was very thought out and impressive. Will most certainly go back again.
  • Glad I found this place while visiting New York. It's beautiful!! Can be for beginners, but also intermediate if you want to climb. Map they give is very helpful as well as the little info posted on some of trees. You can also do a puzzle/treasure hunt? I forget what she called it. Lots of crevices to climb up and down on but can also be dangerous. Definitely had lots of fun. 7.50 charge was a bit much.
  • An Unforgettable, Ethereal, Fantastic Space! Even the HD video on YouTube that's displayed on the website doesn't give the geological structure its due justice. You need a person in the image to get the scale and magnitude of the rocks. The subtle nature of the surrounding land is incredibly understated in comparison to the Jurassic Park that unfolds once you descend into what simply appears to be a simple backyard forest. It's absolutely surprising to be wading through autumn leaves one moment only to realize that you are standing inches from the opening crevice of a 60-80 foot cavern.
  • A DO NOT MISS local attraction! The path through the massive rocks is breathtaking! Such beauty!

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