Rock City Trail Tree - Olean, New York
Posted by: PTCRAZY
N 42° 01.066 W 078° 28.710
17T E 708773 N 4654824
Quick Description: This Native American trail tree is located in Rock City Park, a privately owned nature area outside Olean, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2008 5:40:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM5EXG
Rock City Park is located a few miles south of Olean, New York and is believed to be the worlds largest exposure of quartz conglomerate. It was discovered around 1890 while scouting out the area for places to drill for oil. The area quickly became a tourist attraction as the word got around that the huge, many stories high rocks were found, tucked away in the hills south of Olean. The place became so popular that a huge pavilion and hotel were built near the rock formations and several well known celebrities came to visit, including John Phillip Sousa, who came and played music at the pavilion. The hotel and pavilion are long gone and now, at that location, sits the visitors center and gift shop with all sorts of memorabilia going back to the early days of this popular location. There are several trails that lead down to the bottom of the rock formations, allowing visitors to see the rocks from a different perspective, showing just how enormous these rocks really are. This Native American trail tree can be found near the end of the main trail, not far from a rock stairway, that was believed to have been constructed by Native Americans, long before settlers came to the area. Rock City Park does charge an entrance fee of $4.50 per adult and $2.50 for children 6 to 12. The park is open from May to October from 9 am to 6 pm.