Visitors are often amazed when they visit Georgias Little Grand Canyon. The massive gullies, as deep as 150 feet, were caused by poor farming practices during the 1800s. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Colorful wildflowers, as well as the pink, orange, red and purple hues of the soft canyon soil, make a beautiful natural painting at this unique park. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. While the park's visitor center is no longer open, hikers can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, and backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail. Camping and cottages are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on beautiful Lake Walter F. George. Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks. Erosion can cause the canyon walls to collapse.

Best views and hiking you can get in South Georgia.

hiking
16 days ago

awesome views from the bottom of the canyon. be prepared to get a little wet on the canyon floor. the rim trail is neat too with old cars at the halfway point.

Little Gem that is wonderful to hike and also enjoy an evening camp. There is a brewery near by called Omaha brewing you should stop and snag a brew before or after the hike. Or both.

backpacking
1 month ago

As a scout leader this is one of my favorite trips for a quick overnight backpacking trip. Fairly easy with only a few smaller inclines, We went clockwise from the ranger station and camped at backcountry site # 6, although #5 is my favorite site on the loop. I like to hike clockwise as the last 1/2 to 1-mile of the backcountry loop follows the stream and if the water is a little higher you can get your feet wet. I would rather my feet wet final mile of the trek, rather than the start of the trek

Marked very well and was an easy hike. I was the only one on the trail. Said it was 7 miles and would take 4 hrs. I don’t think it was 7, more like 5 and I was done in 1-2 hours.

As a beginner and someone very into geomorphology, I LOVED THIS HIKE!

The trail was easier than I expected and quite busy. The wet sandy stream beds felt wonderful on bare feet ;) We had a k9 companion in our group and he loved it too!

This place is gorgeous! We will be going back for sure!

New to hiking. First “moderate” level hike my husband and I went on. And we loved it. Good scenery. All in all a great trip. Very peaceful. We went in late October. So the temperature was almost perfect. Not too hot not too cold. Definitely recommend. We were tired though, so warning to anyone else new to hiking.

This was such a pretty hike! Definitely recommend good grip hiking shoes because of the smooth surfaces and shoes you don't mind getting covered in orange clay mud and possibly even waterproof to keep your toes dry unless you plan on being very careful. My friend and I brought my dog and she loved it also! I plan on going back!

My friend and I took my dog through the canyons and then walked around them to see the canyons from a different angle. They were so gorgeous. You couldn't really see into the canyons until you got about half way around (we took the trail off of the creek in the canyons and not the one closer to the cars) but there were some cool old cars before you got to the lookout points. Next time, if I go through the canyons first again, I will probably just look into the canyons from the lookout spots near the cars rather than walk the whole perimeter.

you walk through a muddy river.... No one warned us so I am warning you. Bring boots

the views were beautiful! the trails were easy, so much nature to take in. We just did, trails 1-5 this time with the little one.

The trails go through creek beds and it's mostly shaded.

Great for kids or dog walking. Nothing too challenging, but lots of interesting sites. Hiked this with a small group of friends and had a picnic at the end.

As others have stated, the trail is a little confusing at first as it is not clearly marked. Besides that all went well except the turn for the little jutting part of the trail is easy to miss.
Some of the signage seems oddly placed also.
Still, I enjoyed it. A few spots with some inclines that get your attention.

Very fun, 2-3hr hike. Took my dog, who loved it. Very easy to locate, trails clearly marked. Did not get a chance to do top upper loop due to rain, but enjoyed the day a lot. Will return.

Fun place.

Odd, misplaced "canyon" about 20 miles northeast of Lake George in Eufaula, Alabama.

First, and most important, it's $5 for a vehicle to enter so be prepared.

A short but steep descending trail falls into the canyon floor. The trails consist of sandy creek beds trailing off into each small, wooded canyon. The creek beds were wet today but never enough to come over the sole of my shoes. Small rivulets of water drain slowly in all directions. Oh and the water and sand is very red from the clay so you might get a bit stained.

The numerous warnings to not climb the canyons doesn't seem to deter many nitwits who freely climbed about as they liked. So is the state of our country, right? But I digress. The canyon walls are very fragile and should be left alone folks.

One last thing...come to find out, the "canyons" are mostly man-made. Years of aggressive farming and erosion reeked havoc on the soft rock and developed what is now the state park you see. Interesting.

Definitely worth a visit. Had to stay on the loop trail because of rain in the previous days the canyon floor was wet. Probably passable but best to save for the next visit. Will definitely return at a cooler drier time of year

This area is beautiful and a nice hike around the inner canyons and outer rim. It was a super hot day when we hiked so bring extra water inside canyons.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail starts out confusing as you start in a drainage area where blazes are far and few between; good news is the pathway is fairly obvious and well beaten. Primative campsites are available, the first campsite you come across has a standing shelter but the further you get on the trail the less likely you are to see trash and what not.

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