Providence Canyon State Park: Canyon Rim Trail, Canyons 1-5, and Canyon Backcountry Loop, Lumpkin, Georgia
Providence Canyon State Park is an anomaly. A colorful set of canyons, like an excerpt from Arizona or Utah, in the middle of southern Georgia's flatlands. Although unlike its bigger western brothers, Providence Canyon is indirectly man-made. It is the consequence of poor farming practices in the late 1800s. Major soil erosion followed, forming nearly a dozen of fragile canyons with many weird sandstone formations. The park itself is not the best destination for the more professional hiker, but it is a great sightseeing place. If you feel like it, spend the night one one of the six excellent campsites on the Backcountry Loop - or if you're up to an early start, pack the whole canyons excursion and the loop in one day. This hike occurred on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. My plan was to hike the Canyon Rim Trail into the canyons. Then, I planned to hike through at least Canyons 1-5, maybe more time-permitting. Then, I planned to hike the Canyon Backcountry Loop counterclockwise, ending back at the Canyon Rim Trailhead.
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