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Canyon Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 299' 91 m
Descent: -311' -95 m
High: 634' 193 m
Low: 455' 139 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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An easy loop from the visitor center to see the little grand canyon of the Southeast.

Josh Fix

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

The views along the rim are outstanding and the colors from the bottom of the canyon make you feel like you are transported to the deserts of the Southwest.

Make sure you go down into the actual canyons and explore, there are nine individually marked crevices that that you can trek into. Most of the area within the canyons has a very sandy half inch stream running through it, so wear waterproof shoes or no shoes at all!

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Land Manager: Georgia State Parks

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Aug 11, 2019
Aleksandra Pirog
Mar 27, 2019
Lysandra Weber
10h 45m
Mar 23, 2019
Joshua Francis
awesome hike!! its amazing that you can walk around the floor of the canyon. 2.4mi
Jan 2, 2019
Thomas Kessler
Great views from the top, quite a bit of water in the canyon so appropriate shoes/boots are highly recommended. 2.5mi — 2h 00m
Nov 25, 2018
JW 090807
Oct 6, 2018
David Merritt
4.1mi
Oct 2, 2018
Joshua Nieuwhof
Dec 28, 2016
Ian Trapp
3mi — 4h 00m

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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#82

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#5,633

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One of the main overlooks
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Exploring the interior of the canyons
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Me for scale
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Panoramic shot from one of the overlooks
Aug 16, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Walking through the Canyon Loop Trail itself.
Dec 9, 2018 near Lumpkin, GA
Canyon overlook.
Jun 19, 2019 near Lumpkin, GA

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