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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the first time our children had been to this area since they were very small. There is a beautiful new visitor center and the views on the drive were spectacular!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Little River Canyon National Preserve of Alabama near Fort Payne is a hidden gem. The canyon includes a scenic drive with many beautiful overlooks. The preserve includes 10 wonderful trails which lead down to the river from the drive at the top of the canyon. The waterfalls and river at the bottom of the canyon are impressive. My favorite place... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I spent my teen years in North Alabama and had absolutely no clue this canyon existed. But I am glad to know now. It's a stunning canyon. You can hike various parts of it, although it seems a good idea to be experienced and well equipped given how steep and rocky parts are. I had a 4 yr old and... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My boyfriend, his children and I visited Little River Canyon during the end of July 2014. We live in Florida, so the change of scenery was wonderful. The canyon has numerous waterfalls, rocky streams and abundant deciduous forest. There are several places to view the canyon and camping available. We didn't camp, but spent an afternoon hiking through some rocky... More

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you're visiting definitely do the scenic drive, but you can turn around after the Eberhart Point overlook because the road takes you farther away from the canyon and you cannot see anything. The views was excellent from most of the overlooks, but some views are less desirable during the summer because of the vegetation that blocks views. If you're... More

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Central, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was impressed with the beauty of this canyon. There are so many hiking trails along the canyon, you didn't know which one to take first. Take a picnic luch and lots of water for the trails.

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