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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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Treasure of Norteast Alabama

We had been to the falls near Ft. Payne many times, but this time we decided to travel to the Little River Canyon Mouth Park area near Leesburg) and traverse the entire route... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Albertville, Alabama
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Albertville, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had been to the falls near Ft. Payne many times, but this time we decided to travel to the Little River Canyon Mouth Park area near Leesburg) and traverse the entire route across the park. *WARNING* THERE ARE VERY STEEP GRADES GOING THIS ROUTE (yes, I've been to parks out west, and these roads are comparable). YOU SIMPLY CANNOT... More 

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Pensacola, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was mid-April and we were almost alone in visiting the canyon. The leaves were just filling out and the falls were full of water and spectacular.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Family friendly. Very pretty. We would like to come back in the call so we can see the canyon better. There are picnic tables for those who want to bring a cooler.

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Dothan, Alabama
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Little River Canyon National Preserve is a must-see, especially if you have the time to just drive around. The scenery is amazing, and I recommend that you stop at every point there is a photo op to do so. Start at the Visitor's Center where you can get a map, other info and visit their nice gift shop. Then, start... More 

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Kennesaw, GA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This park and the surrounding area are truly beautiful. We visited as a small group of motorcycle riders looking for fun roads. Do they have them, yes they do. Ample parking near the falls with steps and wheelchair ramps that lead down to comfortable viewing platforms. There was a volunteer on duty with maps too. Waterfalls are best viewed when... More 

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Jasper, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Just a beautiful place to see and explore the outdoors. Great areas to have picnic lunch very well directed signage through the area. The Falls are just beautiful a must see . And being just outside Fort Payne Al many great places to eat or stay over night

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After spending a night in Knoxville, Tennessee, we knew it was going to be a long drive home to Dallas (about 850 miles). But we decided anyway to get off the highway and take the scenic drive through Little River Canyon National Preserve, and we're glad that we did. The "Little River" runs along the summit of Lookout Mountain east... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a beautiful scenic area in NE Alabama. If you are in the area then it is a must see. The waterfalls are lovely and the area the day we were there was covered in snow. The lookouts are amazing too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I live in this area and during the fall, you could not find a more colorful place. I enjoy going to the Little River Falls after a big rain storm and if you can catch it when there is a big rain and then the temps drop belowing freezing for several days, the 50-60 ft long icicles are beautiful. The... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area is amazing. Family friendly hikes for those with kids. But also there are more strenuous hikes with great views too. Also, for those not inclined to much time outdoorsy stuff, you can drive the 10 mile-ish road to many wonderful lookouts!

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