The trail follows the creek until it hits a dirt road. It follows an old logging road, where most of the primitive campsites are located. The white trail is just for hiking...there is a portion halfway through when it takes you back up to the road on the white trail with a view of the canyon below but you can literally drive to that same view if you aren’t up for hiking and just want to take in the … Also from the visitors center, there are two trails that can be taken in the park. ... Pacific Crest Trail Documentary - Duration: 39:56. Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail Loop is a 6.6 mile trail located south of Columbus, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers, forest, views and is accessible year-round. Beautiful colors abound in the Providence Canyons, from the red squishy sand in the canyon trails, to the multiple colored rocks lining the canyon, some great pictures are in order. Trail was well marked, quite wet when on the canyon floor. Blvd., Room 400. This is the beginning … All the wildlife other than humans was delightful. Hard to see sometimes for all the trees. After arriving at the end of each canyon, backtrack out to return to the trail. We left there and did 3 nights on Pine Mountain trail, about 1.5hrs north. The beginning part of the trail was underwater (to my dogs delight). Nice trail. We had to do quite a bit of cleaning in our campsite and the people before left tons of trash that we had to bring with us. Screaming kids all over the place, you’re better off taking a bath and staying inside. Very wet, but not muddy. Note: Some users are experiencing issues purchasing ParkPasses online. Saw many wild pigs. So the longer route is well worth the effort if time is available. ParkPasses are still available from our park offices. 10mi — 3h 00m Jun 30, 2018 Ryan McCabe. Miniscule compared to the Grand Canyon, this vibrant-colored canyon offers a unique adventure unlike any other in Georgia. Providence Canyon: the hike The adventure begins at the park’s visitor center (view maps and driving directions), descending through a shady forest. Enjoy the rim & canyon (5) trails. Super cool! I think there is really only one part of the hike that was gorgeous. Reservations 1-800-864-7275 Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. We of course did both. Trail was well marked and definitely would do again. This will continue through the day use area. Canyon is a bit misleading as it is mostly out in the woods, but still nice to look at. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. 7 miles, 5 kids, and we are beat! Walked thru running water at the beginning, but it got better. The trail continues for a little over one mile along the creek bed. The Backcountry (Red Blaze) Trail is a 7-mile loop that is considered an extremely rugged and difficult hike. Dry Canyon Dry Canyon offers good snowshoeing and backcountry skiing and there is plenty of parking, but it is too steep for cross country skiing. But I'm from Fl flat land. The canyons are gorgeous. Might have been better to walk the loop backwards. The end morphed into views of the canyon. clean well marked. The red blaze back country trail was a just amazing to hike through. Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks. Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area is a 1,003-acre (405.90 ha) Georgia state park located in Stewart County in southwest Georgia, United States. Instead of turning left into the canyons, turn right on the creek bed. If you are seriously into hiking, this is by far the most underwhelming hike I have ever been on. However, my experience was in the dead of July/August heat. The backcountry trail doesn’t take hikers into any of the canyons, but around the perimeter of the canyon. The 7-mile Backcountry Trail leads into the forested area off of the White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail. We saw deer, there are a lot of spiders FYI, and the fall colors throughout the woods were fantastic. Very interesting in the canyons. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Follow the fence line through the picnic area for the best overlooks, returning to the visitor center. … The most interesting trail is the 3 mile long Canyon Rim Trail. The Backcountry Trail is just to the right of the white-blazed Canyon Trail once you reach the canyon floor. A colorful set of canyons, like an excerpt from Arizona or Utah, in the middle of southern Georgia's flatlands. Nothing to look at, all of the canyons are on alternate “trails” which is merely just a walking path up and down a hill. I also tracked the trail and it said I only hiked 5.5 miles, not 7. It was a good workout for both the pupper & I. Then you could have seen the canyon first and finish up with the hike. The 7-mile Backcountry Trail leads into the forested area off of the White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail. Visit canyons first before the red trail we didn’t realize that red trail gives you no views. This is the beginning of the Backcountry Trail, which winds through some River Birch. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George. At site #2, a shortcut is available which will shorten the trail about ¾ of a mile. Providence Canyon - Backcountry Trail (Stewart County, Georgia) When I visited Providence Canyon State Park a few months ago, I was amazed by the color palette of the continually collapsing canyon, but I was a bit disappointed in the short distance of the hike, knowing that that there was a longer option available. Providence Canyon State Park has 10 miles of trails, 7 miles that are considered “back country.” The Canyon Loop Trail goes around the rim of the canyon and gives you viewpoints overlooking the canyon below and the hills of Georgia in the background. The Backcountry Trail requires a permit which allows access to six campsites that are situate Show more Travel to a place that has Old World towers, gingerbread trim, traditional German foodstuffs and strasses and platzes spilling over with Scandinavian goods, a natural beauty perched on the Chattahoochee River. There are two trails here. The good news is, this trail is accessible year-round for hiking, biking, or even climbing. USGS 7.5-minute "Lumpkin" and "Lumpkin SW" quads cover the area. Nature Heals! After about two miles, it becomes rugged, ascending a steep grade. Rood Creek Recreation Area Trails [CLOSED], Moon Lake and Idle Hour Park Nature Trail, Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge Nature trail. Blacksmith Fork Left Hand Fork Great trail. Instead of turning left into the canyons, turn right on the creek bed. Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-3214. Good day hiking with playground & restrooms. Nature Rocks! Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, cabins, wedding venues and campsites. To hike canyons 1–5 from the visitor center, hike ¼ of a mile down to the creek bed, and turn left, following the creek bed into the canyons. With massive gullies and 16 canyons that tower as high as 150 feet, the views of the chasms… Providence Canyon Backcountry Trail Loop is a 6.6 mile trail located south of Columbus, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers, forest, views and is accessible year-round. Your mileage will probably vary with the cooler temps. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. ($5 for parking) The White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail circles nine of the canyons. Ended up being out there 12+ miles but it’s sooooo beautiful and worth it. The White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail circles nine of the canyons. Some areas a bit sandy but overall very nice trails. The red blazed Backcountry Trail is a wider seven mile loop that circles the park and is mainly used by overnight backpackers. After leaving the branching trail that explores the canyon floor, the backcountry loop winds along a creek bed leading backpackers to a strenuous ascent, rugged terrain and six secluded campsites. This description will cover traveling right, or counter-clockwise. The surreal canyon loop trail leads to Providence Canyon’s seven-mile backcountry loop. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. At minimum, the trail should take about 6 hours to complete. This trail located near Cleveland, Georgia has some pretty sensational scenic views. Providence Canyon Providence Canyon has a groomed single track trail for trail running and snow biking as well as an ungroomed road uphill for several miles. Closed for renovation beginning 11-26-2018. The Backcountry Trail will dead-end into the Loop Trail, where hikers will turn right. From here you can head right or left. Will absolutely be going back. The soils are very fragile on the canyon walls, so no climbing is allowed from the canyon floor or rim. I went in the fall season so the weather was amazing!!!! Hikers may reach canyons 6-9 by turning left into the second creek further down the Canyon Loop Trail. A topo map that includes Providence Canyon (map 624) is available for $3.50 from: Georgia Geological Survey/Map & Publications Dept. We did a combo of several trails. So that means once those leaves start to turn, you better high tail it to Cleveland for some intense hiking. It is thought to be formed by poor agricultural practices in the 1800’s causing the canyons to form. For a weekend adventure in the southeast United States that rivals the beauty of the actual Grand Canyon, if not the size and scope, Providence Canyon is a great option. Feels so good. This is the beginning of the Backcountry Trail, which winds through some river birch. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Accessibility | Staff Resources, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Guide. Providence Canyon State Park in western Georgia is an excellent choice for wilderness camping. Adventurous backpackers are welcome to arrange camps at one of six secluded, primitive sites along the seven-mile Providence Canyon backcountry trail. When you get to the so called “canyons” or what I would call Walls of dirt, there are so many people it’s impossible to enjoy any of it. The Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Guide is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. All trails begin and end at the visitor center. Visit the Backcountry Permit page to learn how to obtain a permit. Providence Canyon State Conservation Park Georgia State Parks Historic Sites Lumpkin, Georgia 31815 Office Number: 229-838-6202 ... Canyon Loop Trail Backcountry Trail (by permit only) Canyons -9 Trails (by permit only) Paved Roads Unpaved Roads Rivers / Creeks 3gc GS PARK BOUNDARY PARK . Turn right on the Canyon Loop Trail to return to the visitor center, or turn left on the trail to continue the loop. Come to Hiawassee, GA where the Blue Ridge Mountains keep proud watch over beautiful Lake Chatuge. golakechatuge.com. Definitely recommend camping and walking through the creek to get to the canyon. A permit is required to camp in a location other than a developed campground on the North and South Rims. Virtual Tour of Backcountry Trail. The white blazed Canyon Trail is a three mile loop that runs around canyons 1-9. Wild Confluence 1,643,441 views. The beginning of it is ¼ of a mile down the Loop Trail at the creek bed itself. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George. Went a few weeks back. Also, read the Backcountry Food Storage and Safe Drinking Water guidelines when planning a backcountry trip. One is the seven mile Backcountry Trail. This trail leads away from the majority of the canyons, but does provide some interesting views of some other canyons in the park. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS TRAIL IF IT HAS RAINED!! While hiking into the canyons, it is best to stay in the middle of the creek beds, because the soils on the side can be very muddy, similar to quicksand. The canyon floors are prone to be wet or muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. Although unlike its bigger western brothers, Providence Canyon is indirectly man-made. My dog & I were caked with clay by the end of the walk. You can camp overnight at Providence Canyon by making a reservation at one of three pioneer or six backcountry campsites. LOVED hiking here. After the wet spring we had this year (2014), the creek bed was pretty moist and I recommend hikers wear waterproof boots along this section of the trail. Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, GA with Road Trip Story - Duration: 10:25. The trail reaches the floor at.25 mile and follows a sandy riverbed into numbers 1-5. Stockbridge, GA 30281 Well marked, definately wet at the bottom of the canyon but beautiful. Providence Canyon is located in southwest Georgia and is known as the “Grand Canyon of Georgia”. Saw deer and wild pigs. Six backcountry campsites are situated along the park's seven-mile Backpacking Trail. The trail to the canyon starts from the top - just remember you have to climb back up the trail The 7-mile Backcountry Trail leads into the forested area off of the White Blaze Canyon Loop Trail. The trail offers views of the remaining seven canyons which cannot be seen from the white-blazed Canyon Trail. HIKE SMART - For a safe and enjoyable hike prepare for your hike before you arrive: Corridor Zone Recommended for hikers without previous experie… The park contains Providence Canyon, which is sometimes called Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon".It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.It is also home to the very rare plumleaf azalea. Though we did not take this path ourselves, I still want to provide information in case you choose the adventure. The 7 mile red blazed Backcountry Trail and the 2.45 mile white blazed Rim Trail. Further down the trail, as the trail becomes rugged again, six canyons may be viewed, but they are not accessible to the hikers. While hiking through the day-use area, follow the fence line for the best overlooks. Instead of turning left into the canyons, turn right on the creek bed. The beginning of it is ¼ of a mile down the Loop Trail at the creek bed itself. (Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST) Known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon, Providence Canyon is a 1,103 acre Georgia state park near Lumpkin, Georgia, about two and a half hours southwest of Atlanta. 2600 Highway 155 SW Visit the North Georgia Mountains, experience acclaimed trails, heirloom orchards, delightful vineyards, tranquil rivers, & charming cabins. 3. It is primarily used by day hikers. 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 number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Photocopied trail maps are available at the ranger station. The beginning of it is ¼ of a mile down the Loop Trail at the creek bed itself. Nice hike and not too difficult. 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. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Known as 'Little Grand Canyon' 2 pioneer campgrounds 6 backcountry campsites Interpretive Center -- open weekends seasonally 2 picnic shelters Astronomy and geology programs visitor center Backpacking - 7-mile backcountry trail Hiking - 3 miles of trails, part of the Canyon Climbers Club (get cards punched at nearby Florence Marina State Park) Providence Canyon State Park is an anomaly. Alright trail... not really much to see good for trail running. Shortly after heading right on the dirt road, the green-blazed Coosa Backcountry Trail bears right while the Bear Hair Gap Trail splits to the left. 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