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Canyon Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

92%

Runnable

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

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 11 votes

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Photos

One of the main overlooks
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
Canyon Trail
Jun 19, 2019 near Lumpkin, GA
Canyon wall from the canyon floor.
Jun 19, 2019 near Lumpkin, GA

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