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Amazing Hike Loved it!!!

We wanted to do the entire loop, and web site says dog friendly. However dogs are not allowed on stair down to the gorge. My son and I did the stairs and my Husband has to stay with dog. That was very disappointing. We did do the north and south rim and both were nice walks dog friendly and beautiful views. Would like to do it again without the dog, but not sure I can do stairs again tomorrow. Only giving 4 stars, because info was wrong and not totally dog friendly.

The Little Grand Canyon nevera disappoints!

This trail is perfect for a first hike, or to warm up for longer hikes. I did this trail while it was raining pretty heavily, and it was still very enjoyable. The hike is fairly easy throughout, but there are some spots can be treacherous, especially if you want to get closer to some of the waterfalls along the way to the end. The final waterfall at the end is truly amazing and much bigger than pictures make it seem. I hiked with a group that ranged from first-timers to seasoned veterans and everyone enjoyed the trail.

Took the kids and dogs last weekend. Great trail. Will definitely be going back.

Beautiful easy hike, even with a bad ankle. Get there early as it tends to get a bit crowded with people & dogs. Trail runs along the stream, more than 1 pretty waterfall. Will definitely be back! No cell phone coverage, which kind of makes it even better!

Beautiful views. Good trail. Pretty streams

Great day hike, EXTREMELY busy and lots of kids. $5 parking with lots of available spots. If you take the stairs then you get a great workout with beautiful views, definitely bring lots of water and snacks. Don't recommend if you have bad knees. The only trail that requires a gorge floor permit is Sliding Rock, and they weren't even giving out permits the day I went.

Great, easy to follow trail. Water falls in multiple spots and lots of beautiful views and plants. The last leg to get to the waterfall between the cliffs is a little shaky but worth it!
Beware though, this trails gets BUSY, due to how gradual the climb and rewarding the end.

Stunning views! Couldn’t believe this was Georgia!

Trail: Preserve (yellow blazes)
Dist: 1.0 mi
Duration: well-paced 40 minutes
Condition: Good
Views: only after leaf drop, Grandview Lake, SharpTop Mtn.
Date of visit: 2/24
traffic: light
Location: visibly marked, easy to get to, Ga Hwy 136
PARKING: Flat gravel lot for 10-12 vehicles
Wildlife: A few birds here and there. Inactive this particular morning.

We took our boys—8&6–and it was the perfect distance and duration for the whole family. The trail starts out relatively flat with little gain, but begins to lose elevation quickly when it forks off from the Champion Creek Trail. The elevation lost is regained quickly at the convergence of the Champion Creek Trail near the end.
The view of Grandview Lake is only visible when there are no leaves. A little past the halfway point, a small mountain spring provides a cool rest point and place for kids to splash in a few holding pools.
After the hike, the Burnt Mtn Overlook is about a mile down the road for impressive views, as is Eagles Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe with several viewing decks and trails.

25 days ago

Great trail. Both waterfalls on the entry trail are worth seeing. (Lots of steps to get down to the waterfalls) After coming back up the steps, you have to cross the canyon and walk along the far side of the canyon before the loop trail begins. The best pictures/views are from the far side. The loop trail is around 2 miles and is relatively flat. The path goes through the woods and runs along the other side of the mountain.

Loved this hike! I took my German Shepherd and it was a great mix of hills and flat area!

One of my favorite hikes I have done! Definitely would rate it hard

went here in 2009. beautiful dramatic scenery. easy trail

easy hiking. great scenery. i can imagine this trail getting congested so maybe best to plan around peek times

Easy walk if you stay on the rim trail above the canyon. The stairs are no joke if you venture into the canyon. If you go in, don’t stop at the bridge. Go on down to hurricane falls. Fantastic views and atmosphere.

Best views and hiking you can get in South Georgia.

Awesome, fun trail with gorgeous scenery!! The creek going along the trail makes for some really peaceful hiking. Definitely a must!!

Beautiful waterfalls. I come here mainly to use the stairs for exercise purposes. You’ll need to get there early to get a Gorge pass as they only allow 100 people into the gorge at any given time. Gorge is only open half the year so make sure you’re planning accordingly if you do decide you want to visit inside the Gorge. Inside the gorge you will find, sliding rock. There are also nearby campsites with electricity.

1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike! The river runs along side of you the entire hike, and there are a lot of pretty waterfalls to see!

Easy trail. Great views. If you choose to go down to Hurricane Falls, you’ve got 1,062 steep stairs there and back.

1 month ago

This hike had plenty of beautiful scenery. Just don't misstep while you are looking at it. Trail can be very technical in spots and should probably be rated as hard for that fact. Great day hike though.

1 month ago

Had a great hike,loads of camping spots,will definitely return in summer!!

great trail and hike. peaceful..

I hike a lot and consider myself in decent shape for 50, but the climb out on the Champions trail is difficult. The walk down on the way in is moderate to difficult, it's a steep drop over a slippery trail. Once at the bottom, the waterfall is nice. I would not recommend this for beginners or someone who is not in good physical condition. This is wilderness, there is no way out except to climb the hill, and any kind of a rescue would be hard due to the heavy tree cover.

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