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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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Great weekend get away!!!

Our favorite waterfall and hiking go to. If your looking for peace and quiet this is the perfect area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Alabaster, Alabama
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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our favorite waterfall and hiking go to. If your looking for peace and quiet this is the perfect area!

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this place. It was breaktakingly beautiful. The falls are quite interesting. Dont forget to stop by the NASA building before you leave.

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Ranburne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been to this place many of times.... But we have only been to the part where u can swim once.... This park is very nice & clean I will always bring my family back here.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Parking was located just over the bridge. We had stopped at a few fo the tourist information places to get directions. There is a stairwell and a longer handicap ramp that take you to see the falls. You can climb over at your own risk to have a closer look and many people did this. The falls are the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a great time seeing all the beautiful falls Taking pictures And a quick swim in HIppie Hole What a nice place The 1/2 mile hike is treacherous On the large Boulder like rocks Down the steep hill The walk up is very tiring You must Have two steady Feet Pack light and take plenty of cold water

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Hayden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We really enjoy this place when it's a bit cool outside and we want to stay in. The drive is beautiful especially when the leaves are changing colors. The various pull offs offer glimpses of the water and a chance to stretch your legs. It's natural beauty at its best.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful place to visit! We drove our motorcycle through it and it was a wonderful drive. We saw many families enjoying the river activities (swimming, floating).

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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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