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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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Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Being Alabama natives, we had never been there. I have always wanted to go and this week, I decided to do day trips instead of paying hundreds of dollars to stay on the beach with crowds everywhere. WOW! What a perfect time to go! We lucked out on the weather - perfect with some record lows for the summer. There... More

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Selma, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, Great place to swim, site see and hike. Before you start your adventure, don't miss the Little River Canyon National Preserve Welcome Center. Watch the 17 min. film, worth your time. Staff is Super helpful. Also has a Wonderful gift shop!

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Irondale, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The canyon is the largest canyon east of the Rockies. It is a wonderful adventure for all ages. The drive alone the rim is scenic, especially in the fall. You can go from Cherokee County, Al in the south to the edges of Chattanooga, Tn to the north. There are many opportunities for the adventurous to hike down into the... More

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Absolutely the falls are beautiful but there is so much more to see and do. Driving along the canyon is magnificent. There are several spots along the way to just pull over and be amazed by the beauty. Makes me proud to live in this beautiful state!

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Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Most people visit only Little River Falls but the scenic drive through the canyon is magnificent. I started in the south, where I was met with the sign warning of 23 miles with no trucks. Yippee. There are many places to stop for views of the canyon and at least one other waterfall spot. Little River Falls is fantastic. Many... More

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Hamilton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I so enjoyed my time here. The photo ops are boundless! This is a must see for nature lovers. Quite, peaceful and serene.

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Dothan, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Who would have thought there would be such a beautiful canyon in Alabama? I have met so many Alabamians whom have never been to this area. It is a beautiful, serene preserve that is tucked away. Make sure to drive around the rim and enjoy all that God created! Definitely worth the drive! My teens also enjoyed swimming at the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Little River Canyon is out of the way from most anything which is why it is worthwhile. Driving the road along the canyon provides you with fantastic views and scenary you'd never expect to see in this part of the country. The canyon is closest to Fort Payne, Alabama and I-59. It is about 35-40 minutes from the interstate exit... More

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Beautiful preserve with a little something for everyone. Quite frankly, this is possibly the most beautiful place on Earth let just "Garden of Eden of Northeast Alabama:. Biking, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, repelling. zip-line, name your adventure. Naturalist paradise birds, plants, animals whatever your passion you will find it here. Mine is the peaceful serene back-country... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you are not in a hurry and don't mind a winding, narrow road with scenic overlooks this is a nice detour off the beaten path.

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