Providence Canyon Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Canyons, Unique Landscapes, Rolling Hills 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 Park. The area was once an ancient seabed that was drastically effected by farming practices during the 1800's. Once trees and vegetation were removed, the soil and land eroded at an alarming rate. Ditches 3 to 5 feet deep were cut by the 1850's and eventually the erosion led to 16 canyons. Some are as deep as 150 feet and expose the colors of iron ore, manganese, kaolin, mica, and sandy clays. There are two main canyon trails in the park. The white blazed Canyon Trail is a three mile loop that runs around canyons 1-9. It is primarily used by day hikers. The red blazed Backcountry Trail is a wider seven mile loop that circles the park and is mainly used by overnight backpackers. The Backcountry Trail requires a permit which allows access to six campsites that are situate
This is a really nice trail. It has some beautiful views looking down in the canyons. We started at the interpretive center and took the white blaze trail counter clockwise, seeing the canyons from 9 to 1. The first views of the canyons left a little too be desired but that changed as we got closer to end (or middle) of the loop! The views were pretty amazing. These canyons are beautiful and unusual to this side of the US.
We also walked in the canyons and I strongly suggest this! Just stay on the path. There are areas you can walk kind of around the canyon and off the path (but it looks like another path... don't do that it is easy to get lost)!
My suggestion is to start at the interpretive center, go down the hill. Where you see a sign to go to canyon 1-5 to the left follow that first. It is out and back and short but really neat to see. Then follow the white blaze trail on your way back for the views from above.
The trail can be wet and a few times you cross very shallow water. Hiking shoes that can tolerate the water better than tennis shoes are recommended because of this! Otherwise it isnt too long or very difficult, a few hills but not bad at all and well with it for the beautiful views!
Great for day trip. Once you make the short walk down into the base you feel as if you are somewhere in Utah.
Very pretty spot! Not very long trails.
Neat hike but very short. Interesting rock formations and definitely worth a look.
Beautiful view that can't be found elsewhere in Georgia
This place was amazing. Mini redneck Grand Canyon. Make sure to bring exact $5 cash for parking. Get there early. The parking lot is small. There is not a lot of food option in the area so bring a lunch.
Great hike for my wife, 3 boys, and I. Great views, some inclines, but nothing serious. The trail is well marked and well maintained. 5 bucks to park.
we had a great time enjoyed the hike,we had a friendly fox come visit our camp ground and he was stubborn and did not want to go away finally we were able to shew him away with out incident.we stayed in number 3 and enjoyed our stay thank you!
I stayed in the back country camp sites on my trip. A 7 mile very diverse trail varying between soft sand, hard clay. some rocky areas. Nice inclines and declines. There are six sites. We hiked the trail backwards and noticed that site #6 has a shelter but the trail also goes right through the site. Sites 5,2, and 1 are very private. All of the maps I looked at show a water source. Be advised that you will need to hike water in. This source is pretty much non existent and we were advised strongly against using canyon floor water even if filtered. The small white trail was nice and offered views of old cars that were abandoned from an old homestead.
Great hike with the kids!
What a nice treat. While camping in Florida, we drove into Georgia just to hike it. Not disappointed at all that we did!
Great fun exploring the canyon with the kids