ABOUT ROCK CITY PARK ~ GENERAL INFORMATION
Rock City Park, located in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, south of Olean, New York on Route 16, is sometimes called one of the Eighth Wonders of the World. This prehistoric ocean floor is the World’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (also called ocean spar or puddingstone) and attracts thousands of visitors yearly.
Visitors are astounded by gigantic boulders several stories high with huge crevices sometimes referred to as “streets.” Rock City Park is believed to have been a fortress for the Seneca Indians at one time. “Three Sisters”, “Balancing Rock (a 1000 ton boulder), and “Indian Face” rock are just some of the natural rock formations found along Rock City’s scenic trails. From “Signal Rock,” once used as a signaling point by Indians, visitors enjoy the 1,000 square mile panoramic view of the Enchanted Mountains.
Rock City Park features a three quarter mile natural trail consisting of various steps and paths necessitating comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. During spring and summer you will see a variety of wildflowers, ferns, moss, Mountain Laurel (which blooms late in June) and of course enjoy the quiet serenity of the forest nestled among this geological wonder. Leaf peepers enjoy Rock City Park's spectacular fall foliage.
A brand new 4,200 square foot building features an expanded museum, souvenir and rock shop, virtual video room, and florescent rock room. Guests can also utilize Rock City Park’s picnic area and grills. Modern public restrooms are also available and parking is free. Visitors are furnished with a self-guided map and should allow one hour to complete the trail.
Rock City Park is located at 505A Rock City Road, Route 16 south, Olean, New York, 14760. The park is open May-October, 9:00AM – 6:00PM DAILY. Last hiking trail tickets are sold at 5:00PM. Rock City Park is closed during inclement weather. Entrance fees: adults (13 – 61 years) $4.50 , seniors (62 years +) $3.75, children (6 – 12 years) $2.50 , and children (0 -5 years) FREE. Groups of 15 or more receive a group discount (children $2.00 and adults $4.00). For further information, please call Toll Free at 866-404-ROCK or (716) 372-7790.
NEW Rock City Park Season Pass! This new offer admits anyone for the entire season! The season pass is a real military dog tag that was stamped in Olean, New York. It can be shared with friends and relatives... anyone can use it! Great collectible and memento. Only $9.95 each for the whole season!
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