Providence Canyon Perimeter Loop Trail

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Providence Canyon Perimeter 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.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

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1 month ago

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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2 months ago

the overall experience and view was good. the red trail needs to have more trackable markers after mile marker 2. my recommendation is a more detailed mapping of the trail and more signs on the red trail. the white trail was very detailed and gives u a direct route to the canyon. the ranger staff at the visitor center was very nice and helpful

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Interesting area. Not as deep a canyon as I had thought.

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4 months ago

Breathtaking views!

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4 months ago

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!

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5 months ago

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!