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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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Address: 11 Rock Hill Rd, County Route 10, Panama, NY 14767-9769
Phone Number: +1 716-782-2845
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices,...

Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices, passageways, and caves hidden 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.

The Panama Rocks formations are surrounded by a one mile long hiking trail, but most guests enjoy going off of the main trail to explore! Visitors spend anywhere from one hour to the entire day having fun and exploring the park. Picnic tables are available.

The trail is relatively easy to hike (Class 1) and guests of all ages enjoy it, but there are roots, rocks, and uneven ground; it is still a hiking trail!

Plan your trip to explore one of the most fun and popular "things to do" in Western New York today!

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Amazing place--well worth the trip!

I love what I call "geological tourism"--visits to places like Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, etc. This isn't as big or impressive, of course, but still well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Deb A
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Geneseo NY
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Geneseo NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love what I call "geological tourism"--visits to places like Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, etc. This isn't as big or impressive, of course, but still well worth the time and effort to get to. Just beautiful!

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Thank Deb A
Whalley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Panama Rocks is a great day out for everyone, you can either stay on the provided routes or explore caves, climb rocks and turn your visit into more of an adventure. The views are amazing, there was something to look at from every angle. A great day out for couples, families and everything in between, I would visit again!

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Thank DanielFendall
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the park last week. Kids were amazed how much fun they could have on a hike! Usually hikes are too much work and so boring according to my kids! Not this hike. My 6 yr old said this was the best hike ever. She loved the gigantic rock outcrops, the hillside stone/log steps and the wooded scenery. Also with... More 

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Thank Ponchray
York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I were just there over the Labor Day week end. Not knowing what all to expect, we found there was more to do than we thought. You have the choice to do a lot of climbing, some climbing, or very little climbing and still see many of the formations. Very nice place to visit.

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Thank T B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is a hidden gem. We had a wonderful time. We were greeting by a welcoming gentleman at the park office. He took the time to ask each group where they were from and patiently explained some highlights of the park. The rock formations were amazing. I wish I had my hiking boots. A walking stick would have been... More 

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Thank Kris R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent the afternoon at this park. The rock formations are pretty unique. Some of them as high as 60 ft. Lots of small caverns and caves to explore. If you have younger children some of the rock formations can be dangerous. The staff working there will give your kids a safety briefing before entering the park.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family visited Panama Rocks yesterday for the first time, and everyone loved it. The kids range in age from 9 through 13. We were initially wondering is it was worth the three-hour round trip drive, given that the trail itself is only a mile long. We spent around three hours there, exploring a lot of the caves and formations... More 

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Thank Bill F
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids, but be careful. Very easy hike and so beautiful. The rock formations are amazing and are so much fun to climb all over. There are picnic tables there so you can bring a lunch, bring bug spray, watch your little ones the crevices can be deep.

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Thank Greg N
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the mile long circular path and viewed the various rock formations. I think the park is best viewed in the Fall. The trees and foliage in the summer tend to blend in with the rocks, however, still worth an afternoons visit providing you are in the area.

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Thank Roger W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My husband, myself, my son and his girlfriend completed this hike in a couple of hours. It was beautiful with lots of interesting formations. I have arthritis and need a knee replacement and I was still able to complete the hike. If you walk with a cane or are in a wheelchair, you will not be able to do it... More 

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