Hike the Canyon Loop in Providence Canyon

4.8 Miles Round Trip - 298 ft gain - Loop Trail

Providence Canyon Visitor Center - Search Nearby - Added by Seth Berry

Reminiscent of a southwestern US landscape, Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" offers unique views from along the rim and a pleasant hike through the canyon floors.

Miniscule compared to the Grand Canyon, this vibrant-colored canyon offers a unique adventure unlike any other in Georgia. The most popular way to explore the canyon is through the 4.8 mile Canyon Loop Trail in the Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area. ($5 for parking)

The White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail circles nine of the canyons. To hike canyons 1–5 from the Visitor Center, hike ¼ of a mile down to the creek bed, and turn left, following the creek bed into the canyons. Hikers may reach canyons 6-9 by turning left into the second creek further down the Canyon Loop Trail. After arriving at the end of each canyon, backtrack out to return to the trail. Turn left on the Canyon Loop Trail to continue the loop back to the Visitor Center. While hiking through the day-use area, follow the fence line for the best overlooks.

No climbing is allowed from the canyon floor or rim because the soils are very fragile. The canyon floors are prone to be wet or muddy, so wear appropriate footwear.

Want to make this an overnight camping adventure? Check out http://gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon for more details.

Tags

Camping
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic

Details

4.8 Miles
298 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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10/10

been here multiple times, and each time it is different than the last. i have climbed up the sides when im at the bottom, and i have walked the trails. each time i have so much fun. i reccomend staying at the park thats about 15 mins away to make a whole weekend out of it.

This Is My Favorite Hike

I always take a nostalgic trip here to just enjoy the scenery. I love the hike as well.

Pretty Cool

For a Floridian, this is a pretty awesome hike for someone whose local landscape's closest thing to a mountain is our eroding dunes. Really fun change of scenery with a hike that's as rigorous as you make it.