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.

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.

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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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