Being in Georgia, we are very far away from Arizona, where the Grand Canyon is located. People say that you have to see it at least once in your life, but has anyone told you about Georgia’s "Little Grand Canyon"? Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Georgia is a popular spot for hikers and lovers of the outdoors.
We can thank the farmers back in the 1800s for bad farming techniques because it gave us this beautiful, and scenic, state park.
The trip is worth just seeing the park and snapping a few pics, but it has so much more to offer.
Starting with hiking, Atlanta Trails says that this park has over 10 miles of hiking trails! The Canyon Loop Trail is about 4.85 miles round trip that is moderately difficult.
It is definitely a day’s hike, but as you go through the trail, you will want to take many pictures and take in the beauty.
The rocks, sand beds, and walls all have hints of oranges, pinks, purples, and whites. You will also see nine of the canyons that occupy this park.
Your hike will lead you up and down and around the mountain formation, but one thing Georgia natives are familiar with is the wonderful Georgia Red Clay.
Make sure you wear shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting stained by the clay, especially if it starts raining.
As you trek along your hike, you will notice the 150-foot gullies that make this state park what it is. These gullies are the big drops in between the rocks.
You will also notice old, beat up cars as you loop back around to the beginning of your hike. According to the sign on the trail, the cars have been there since before the establishment of the park.
You will also want to bring some snacks, and even lunch because you will pass a picnic area with tables to sit at.
Right now, there are no campsites available, but you can stay in the city of Lumpkin, or Columbus, Georgia.
The site is open from 7:00 a.m. EST to 6:00 p.m. EST and is located at 8930 Canyon Road, Lumpkin, GA 31815. There is also a $5 parking fee.
Get your cameras ready and be ready to see one of the most beautiful sites in the state of Georgia.
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