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Little River Canyon National Preserve

Address: 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256 845 9605
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Canyons, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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Type: National Parks, Canyons, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a breath taking place that I visit every time I am in town. The views are amazing so set aside a few hours to take it all in.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wish I could have gone in the fall color but perhaps another trip. Even in May, this is a beautiful part of the state. Great place for photography.

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LANCASTER
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What amazing sits at little river canyon the waterfalls,the walkways and unbelievable hiking trails. These sights are so amazing and not really well known outside of Fort Payne, AL

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La Grange, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The visitor center is a wonderful facility with a fantastic staff that starts the trip off on a wonderful note. Scenic rim drive provides a great overview of the park and demonstrates the drop off of the river through the canyon. Most of the overlooks are clearly marked and have adequate parking. The trailheads don't seem as well marked and... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

If you love nature - you'll live this and the othet sights in and around Dekalb County and Fort Payne AL

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Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

the museem rocks ultra modern the falls feels like the carved out of the woods its not like most parks nice little short they changed the elvation used real logs the view need to the crisp ness of autumn to be expected please camera the views are always changin as the wind blows

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Wilmer, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The falls are beautiful and make lovely pictures. We went the last week of october. Leaves were spectacular. Visit the information center as well. Will do more exploring here next visit. We rv camped at nearby desoto which is my favorite alabama state park. Good place to eat too! This is a wonderful area and we will definiately return.

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Rome, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Been here as a youngster 30 years ago and was kind of wild drinking swim hole. WOW it's transformed into a family friendly ecological marvel. Really enjoyed it brought kids back eat lunch there and can see camping next year. Great security and very clean. Way to go ALABAMA for an un disturbed renovation that is now a family attraction!

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