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Canyon Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy loop from the visitor center to see the "Little Grand Canyon" of the southeast.


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Loop

633' 193 m

High

457' 139 m

Low

284' 87 m

Up

290' 88 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

If you are looking to explore an interesting landscape look no further than this unique loop in Providence Canyon State Park.

Need to Know

$5 parking fee. Please respect all boundaries and fences as the area is prone to erosion.

Description

The views along the rim are outstanding and the colors from the bottom of the canyon make you feel like you are transported to the deserts of the Southwest.

Make sure you go down into the actual canyons and explore, there are nine individually marked crevices that that you can trek into. Most of the area within the canyons has a very sandy half inch stream running through it, so wear waterproof shoes or no shoes at all!

History & Background

This canyon was incredibly formed by poor farming practices during the 1800s.

Contacts

Land Manager: Georgia State Parks

Shared By:

Josh Fix with improvements by Ryan McCabe

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  4.6 from 14 votes

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Photos

One of the main overlooks
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Exploring the interior of the canyons
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Me for scale
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Panoramic shot from one of the overlooks
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Walking through the Canyon Loop Trail itself.
Dec 9, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Canyon overlook.
Jun 19, 2019 near Lumpkin, GA

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Check-Ins

Oct 8, 2022
Andrew Larey
7.4mi — 4h 00m
Feb 26, 2022
Randy Farber
hiked the white trail, and all the canyon finger trails. 3.1mi
Nov 22, 2020
Tony Green
Aug 28, 2020
Robyn Gould
2h 00m
Mar 20, 2020
Jiaojun Liu
Feb 15, 2020
mgibbons19 Gibbons
Jan 12, 2020
Jesse Maas
Jan 11, 2020
John Patteson
11h 30m