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.

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!

hiking
19 days ago

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.

hiking
29 days ago

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.