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.

This is great hike I recommend doing the bottom first then the loop around the top. It will really help you to see the majestic beauty of it.

Wasn't bad. But nothing special. Gnats are horrible. Bring off.

Breathtaking views!

This really is a gem in Georgia! The day we went, the rain had passed and the colors were just popping! The main "path" through the canyons is along a river bed with imfamous Georgia red clay, silt, sand and other deposits. Trails to the 9 canyons are marked and vary between stream beds and regular trails. This is an easy hike, kid friendly. We even saw someone with a stroller, but the wheels became completely caked in clay. Similarly, plan on having muddy shoes! (there is a water faucet and boot scrapers at the visitors center).

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We took the loop counter clockwise. some of the the hills were intense, but short! Beautiful! after the loop we went back down the hill and went through the canyons. Going back up the huge hill was killer after logging over five miles from the loop and throughout the canyons!

If you want gorgeous views for little effort, this place has your name written all over it. Wear clothes/shoes you won't mind getting wet. I recommend getting there right after they open the trails because it was very busy while I was there and difficult to get a decent shot without a duck face or selfie stick in the background.

Nice trail with some cool campsite along the way, but the great views only come towards the last couple miles and when it joins with the white blazed trail. They recommend 4 hours for the hike, but my out of shape self, while taking many breaks only took about 2.5-3 hours.

Hiked the loop counter clockwise with the family. Very nice, moderate trail. Be sure to explore the canyons once you reach the bottom. Canyons 4 and 5 offer some spectacular scenery. If you're in the area, don't miss this hike!

This was a great day hike for the family. Main trails were marked great. Really wish people would read the signs and not climb the walls. Moderate hike for children but nothing too hard. Really enjoyed the blue skies and varying color of dirt in the canyon.