Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a beautiful park that is perfect for spending a day of hiking and exploring in.
Providence Canyon State Park is an incredibly remarkable area in the southern region of Georgia. The towering fiery orange rock formations tower all around you as you explore and hike this phenomenal natural wonder. A canyon in Georgia might seem a bit odd, but there is an explanation for its existence. Providence Canyon came to be from poor farming practices that happened to erode the land back in the 1800s. The gullies that make up the canyon run as deep as 150 feet!
There are two main trails available for venturing around Providence Canyon. Water still seeps into the canyon, so make sure to wear appropriate footwear. The Canyon Loop Trail is 2.5 miles and will take you through markers 1-9 in the canyon. You really get the opportunity to take in all of the glory of Providence Canyon and the fascinating structures throughout it along this trail. There is also the Backcountry Trail, which is a much longer 7-mile loop that will have you ascending quite a bit, but it will leave you with immaculate views of this park. Providence Canyon is truly one of Georgia’s Seven Wonders.