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Little River Canyon National Preserve

4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
+1 256 845 9605
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Fort Payne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Canyons, Parks
Description: The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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Ghent, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Went there early in the morning (around 8 AM) and didn't see another soul. We could really hear nature waking up while enjoying the views on the many viewpoints. It was so peaceful. If you don't have a lot of time, go see the viewpoints on the western side of the park, they're the most impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Little River Canyon is one of the deepest cuts in the earth east of the Mississippi. The canyon walls, formed by millions of years of river erosion are nearly 1000 high at the deepest point in the canyon. There is a 23 mile long seeing drive along the west rim and numerous overlooks. Each is worth the stop. And actually,... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited Mentone, Alabama for our anniversary, and one of the activities we planned was to go on a kayak trip down the Little River, which we did. The river is extremely serene. There are several houses dotting the shores, as well as a few kids' camps, but we didn't see another live soul the whole time we kayaked. We... More

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mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We go to Fort Payne, AL every October and the Canyon is always beautiful. We love it every time we go. Whether the waterfall is small or massive, it's always a must see.

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jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent hiking and drive, take th day to see the area, start at the info centre. Best swim is at marthas fall, take the hike a steep 20 minute one and then jump in, pristine warm water surrounded by stunning scenery of the woods

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Pell City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There is a 23 mile drive (Canyon Rim Road) with breath taking views over the canyon that runs along the top of "Lookout Mountain". The canyon is 600' deep at one point with many hiking trails as well as water sport activities and nature abounds at every turn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Laid back area where you can swim, boat , fish , picnic and relax . You can walk in the woods or cross the dam and hike to the bottom below the falls.

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Moultrie, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an adventurous place to visit. If you have adventure in your blood, and have always wanted to swim under a water fall...then this is it. Take swimwear, water, and snacks. We traveled as a family...my husband, my 11 year old daughter, and myself...and it was fun. There is a beautiful Little River Canyon Center you should visit first.... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The scenery around the rim of the canyon is gorgeous but very treacherous to access, at least for a couple in their sixties. 3 of the 11 Best Swimming Holes in the US are in the Canyon. We thought we'd sample a couple but, the level of difficulty to descend to the bottom of the Canyon was way too extreme... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

nice and relaxing area to take a dip loads of people doing just that.... take some decent shoes with tread because the rocks are slippery

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