Little Rock City Nature Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salamanca, New York that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
45 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing


trail running







Little Rock City is a natural outcrop of conglomerate rock. The start of the loop trail is located at the end of Little Rock City Forest Road at the turn around loop. The trail is marked with yellow DEC Trail discs. This is one of three "rock cities" in Cattaraugus County. The others are Rock City, south of Olean, and Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park. A "rock city" is a rock formation with large rocks with narrow pathways between the rocks that may resemble city streets to some people. This loop trail winds through the rocks and intersects the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country National Scenic Trail where it can be followed back to the Little Rock City Forest Road, by turning left at the junction. When you reach Little Rock City Road turn left to return to the turn around loop and the end of this hike.

4 months ago

Very neat park to do some exploring around the several building size rock formations. Picnic area is available.

5 months ago

Nice area, with amazing rock formations! Could spend hours exploring the tight rock crevices. Does have admission fee, but well worth it. Friendly proprietors....visited on Mother’s Day and mothers were admitted free. As a side note: Bathrooms are clean and unique.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful scenery. We did it with 3 kids under 8 and they loved it.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Make sure you don't rely on google maps to find it, we lost reception and never found it. We'll try again next year.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Perfect for a Sunday stroll and a picnic. Best views in the fall

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Similar to Thunder Rock in Allegheny - but with more moss and waaaaay less people. It's a very tranquil spot

Sunday, July 31, 2016

fun trail

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Strenuous, steep and slippery in snow. Great workout and vistas.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A great place for imaginations to run wild!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I hiked to the Rock City following the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) south from the CCC Camp Seneca Picnic area off of Hungry Hollow Rd. It was a steep climb along a creek through the tornado damaged area, but once you join with the FLT it is very well blazed and pleasant hiking. I rated this as demanding because there was about 8" of unbroken snow on the trail and I had to post-hole it the whole way.

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