“aka "The Little Grand Canyon"”
Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park. Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George.
Nice place to see for a couple hours - not a lot of other things in the area so I would not make a special trip just for this. There is a parking fee. A good place to take a stroll and take in the vistas should you find yourself nearby.
Well worth the trip!! Went in March while our college was on spring break. It was mostly overcast during the first part of our hike which was the descent. The sun decided to come out while we were exploring the various canyon floors though. While it wasn't scorching hot, it did get humid which made the hike up out of the canyon seem hotter than it really was. I strongly recommend taking a frog togg chilly pad or an equivalent sports towel. Great views from both rim and floor! I was able to get some good shots with my new camera.
Fun little place! The map was confusing to read and turned a 7 mile hike into a 12 mile hike due to confusion, but all in all, a fun time had with some friends and a new place explored. The clay was amazing. There were so many different colors I didn't even know existed. Dig around and play. You're going to get dirty! Don't forget to throw away your trash!
Beautiful. Its the most amazing thing I have every seen. You can hike down to the bottom where there are different paths that you can take to look at the different areas.
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Providence Canyon State Park
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