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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

11 Rock Hill Road, County Route 10, Panama, NY 14767
(716) 782-2845
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Panama
Type: Parks, Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Owner description: "The most enjoyable hike we found was Panama Rocks" - Buffalo News. "The fantastic 'Panama Rocks' is the most remarkable geological curiosity of the... more » Owner description: "The most enjoyable hike we found was Panama Rocks" - Buffalo News. "The fantastic 'Panama Rocks' is the most remarkable geological curiosity of the county." - Chautauqua Star. Panama Rocks extends about half a mile, with a one mile long hiking trail (self guided) amid an ancient forest. Visit us for great outdoor recreation that's fun for kids of all ages! In an enchanting world of towering rocks, explore hundreds of deep crevices and passageways, cool, cavernous dens and small caves. Grotesque roots snake down rocks and delicate ferns and mosses abound. Off-trail exploring is permitted. The forest at Panama Rocks is recognized and included in The Sierra Club's Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast. There are 200 to 300 year old Hemlocks, and seven other species of venerable trees, including beech, black cherry, red maple, and sugar maple, some trees having diameters of over three feet. The way that tree roots grow down and around the rocks adds a special uniqueness and character to this forest. « less
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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A natural playground! Take a walk through deep geological history at Panama Rocks. Among the roots, ferns, and moss it seems possible to see a hobbit scurry underfoot, or an Ent wink at you from the forrest. If you are lucky you may get a guided tour and learn about the ancient oceans that laid down the rounded quartz pebbles... More

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I took my wife and two daughters here. We had a great time and have wonderful memories of the trip. The trail is easy to hike and well marked, and there are plenty of side trails, passages, and caves that are fun to explore as well. I've never been to a place like Panama Rocks, and I plan to come... More

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Never tire of visiting here - so many outstanding rock formations, beautiful views and exciting trails (never know what's around the bend)! Really something to see! Not the for handicapped or those who have any problems walking.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We have a house on nearby Lake Chautauqua so Panama Rocks is a frequent stop for us. We've brought kids, friends, and family along and everyone always has the same reaction. It's different from anything you'll find anywhere. Fun to climb through the rocks and crevices and see the surprising places where you will pop out. Kids love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were visiting the area with friends that live near-by. They didn't know about it. Had a GREAT visit! The whole region is full of green and autumn colors, but this park is SO exceptional! Not to be missed! You can either stay on the path and have a lovely walk with great views or you can climb up, around... More

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Silver Creek, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We took family from out of state to Panama Rocks. I had never been there and heard it was nice. It was very pretty and a pretty easy walk. You had to watch for roots all over the trails but it was fine. I would never bring young kids, toddlers. It was very picturesque and pretty, it was pretty amazing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Panama Rocks is great for all ages. For those less experienced climbers and hikers, you can choose to stay on the trail; more experienced, you can explore the rocks and caverns to your heart's content. Lots of picturesque photo ops and interesting back stories to some of the formations. Will be back!

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Russell, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I hadn't been here in years and I'll be back again soon. Beautiful scenery and very cool formations. The trail is easy going enough for everyone (my 77 yr old uncle had no problem) but anyone more adventurous can find all the challenge want climbing rocks and squeezing through nooks and crannies. You can hustle through in an hour or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I always loved to visit Panama Rocks as a child. So much to see and explore. I have such fond memories of the park. Now, as an adult, I can truely appreciate its magestic beauty. So much to see and do for all age groups. This summer I revisited the gorgeous park with my husband and extended family. We had... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Panama Rocks is such a great place to hike and explore! I went with some friends and family and only had time to stay a few hours, but we could have spent all day and never gotten bored. It was so fun to climb on the rocks and wander on the trails, I definitely can't wait to go back!

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