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Best trails in Providence Canyon State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Providence Canyon State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Visitors are often amazed when they visit Georgias Little Grand Canyon. 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. 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.

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Map of trails in Providence Canyon State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1003 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(229) 838-6870
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Providence Canyon Perimeter Loop Trail
Providence Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
The Providence Canyon area is known as "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon" due to its unique geological features. The soils are very soft and erosive due to the elevation and geologic location of the ParkShow more
#2 - Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail Loop
Providence Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail Loop is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Louvale, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#3 - Providence Canyons Trails
Providence Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Providence Canyons Trails is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, Georgia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#4 - Canyons Inner Loop
Providence Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 55 m
Canyons Inner Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, Georgia that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. DShow more