The South is essentially one flat plain of rolling hills and pine trees, but poor farming practices in the 1800s unfortunately-fortunately allowed for the formation of Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin, Georgia. This Little Grand Canyon gives the real Grand Canyon almost a run for it’s money. It’s proximity is the real redeeming factor and the state park even boasts a 7 mile loop around the 15+ protected canyons there. The hike has quite a few hills, but it’s easily doable with enough water and snacks packed for the day. I’d definitely recommend start as early as possible in the day because it does get pretty warm in the middle of the afternoon. If you’re looking for a great little day trip away from Atlanta or really anywhere in the South, you need to take a drive down to Providence Canyon State Park.