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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Address: 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256 845 9605
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Description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic...
The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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Nice easy access to view falls, falls are pretty and marginally impressive

Falls viewing area has a nice large parking area with bathrooms easy walkway to the viewing area. From the viewing area one can hop the wooden fence to go to the top of the falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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north_alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Falls viewing area has a nice large parking area with bathrooms easy walkway to the viewing area. From the viewing area one can hop the wooden fence to go to the top of the falls and actually get in the water in some of the pools. The water level was down so not as impressive when there is a lot... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to go for nature and good views and fun, Close to other cities for shopping and state parks

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B'ham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's a nice falls but very dangerous to get down in the basin to swim. So your left with the upper river area underneath the overpass. It's not bad, a couple very small basins to swim, not deep though. But worth a few steps to see and enjoy.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were on the way back from Collinsville and decided to take the drive through the canyon. It would be best in the fall or winter before all the trees have limbs, but we enjoyed it in the middle of summer too. The 23 mile drive is steep and twisty, but I managed to keep from getting motion sick. The... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My kids and I drove around Little River Canyon and explored the area. We hiked Martha Falls (see separate review) and drove all the way through, stopping at several overlooks. There are so many beautiful vistas. We stopped to picnic midway through, as there are several overlooks with picnic tables. There is no food along the way, so bring in... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We liked the numbers of pulloffs and the views although some spots needed to have the vegetation trimmed to improve the view. The road requires close driver attention to avoid problems.

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Young Harris, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went in to the center to get a map to make sure we could find all the places we'd read about. We got the map; the staff gave us great suggestions; we watched a short movie about Little River and the area - learned so much! We visited the gift shop before going on to the river. After the... More 

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Brookwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took our grandchildren on a day trip. They loved the entire area and so did my husband and I. If you love nature; this is the place to go. My grands can't wait to go back.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Worth a trip. Beautiful. Bring water, a towel, and go swimming... Or if not, just sit on the flat rocks and enjoy the scenery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

it is a beautiful area. fall is good but nothing specific. Route 176 is terrific, must see if you are in the area. provides beautiful views to canyon. Don't miss it especially if you are riding a motorcycle. It is a fun road with curves and nice scenic vistas...

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Address: 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256 845 9605
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fort Payne

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