Providence Canyon Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, GA that features beautiful wild flowers 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.
dogs on leash
Canyons, Unique Landscapes, Rolling Hills The Providence Canyon area is known as "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon" due to its unique geological features. The soils are very soft and erosive due to the elevation and geologic location of the Park. The area was once an ancient seabed that was drastically effected by farming practices during the 1800's. Once trees and vegetation were removed, the soil and land eroded at an alarming rate. Ditches 3 to 5 feet deep were cut by the 1850's and eventually the erosion led to 16 canyons. Some are as deep as 150 feet and expose the colors of iron ore, manganese, kaolin, mica, and sandy clays. There are two main canyon trails in the park. The white blazed Canyon Trail is a three mile loop that runs around canyons 1-9. It is primarily used by day hikers. The red blazed Backcountry Trail is a wider seven mile loop that circles the park and is mainly used by overnight backpackers. The Backcountry Trail requires a permit which allows access to six campsites that are situate
I stayed in the back country camp sites on my trip. A 7 mile very diverse trail varying between soft sand, hard clay. some rocky areas. Nice inclines and declines. There are six sites. We hiked the trail backwards and noticed that site #6 has a shelter but the trail also goes right through the site. Sites 5,2, and 1 are very private. All of the maps I looked at show a water source. Be advised that you will need to hike water in. This source is pretty much non existent and we were advised strongly against using canyon floor water even if filtered. The small white trail was nice and offered views of old cars that were abandoned from an old homestead.
Great hike with the kids!
What a nice treat. While camping in Florida, we drove into Georgia just to hike it. Not disappointed at all that we did!
Great fun exploring the canyon with the kids
nice enjoyable hike with the family
One of the best places to escape the city. So peaceful and breathtaking!
A lot of open space and several water crossings. Enough up and downhill to make it a little difficult for children under 6.
Did this hike the first weekend in April and really enjoyed getting up close views of the canyons, very unique sights for the southeast! If there's been rain in the area recently prepare to get muddy if you're going into the canyons, also expect fairly large crowds on the weekends.
This is a great hike to do with the kids. I highly suggest going down into the canyons.
We have logged 14 trips to providence canyon over the last 6 years. It will always hold a special place in our hearts. This is were we started our love for the Georgia state park system. My only wish is that it was staffed 7 days a week and had bike trails for camp cruisers and mtb junkies.
Great Park. Try to go on astronomy night.
This was a beautiful park and a great, super easy trail! Tons of people on a Saturday but I suppose that's to be expected. Did some geocaching! Lots of fun :)
Sunny beautiful day. Nice trail system