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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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Missed the turn for the rim trail road and discovered the falls (apparently I'd missed that in my research). Beautiful place. Clear water. Walked down to the water and stuck our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Missed the turn for the rim trail road and discovered the falls (apparently I'd missed that in my research). Beautiful place. Clear water. Walked down to the water and stuck our toes in. Walked over and stood at the top of the falls (not too closely, though). Amazing experience. Take the rim drive, stop at the overlooks for breathtaking views.... More 

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atlanta ga
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice clean area, park rangers do a good job, nice scenery.The falls are nice to see, a good walkway to view the falls.

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Jackson, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome, breathtaking. Wow, double wow. This area was absolutely beautiful on a grand scale! Wear good, comfortable shoes, make sure your camera is charged, and get there early because you want to linger every time you stop to look!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I wanted to get out on a road trip and found this park. This place is absolutely beautiful and provides a very nice visitor center with friendly staff. The 20 min movie was not worth the time, more about the university that build the visitor center than about the canyon. The canyon provides great views and photo... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Family spent a wonderful day outdoors. Enjoy what you miss with city life. Listening to the water and fresh air was just so peaceful and relaxing. I recommend you take a full day to truly enjoy what NE Alabama has to offer. This is really a hidden treasure. Be sure to stop by the visitor center and also drive the... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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403 reviews 403 reviews
137 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On our way back from Jacksonville, Alabama, my husband and I stopped at Little River Canyon. It has several turnouts with various views so it is very picturesque. It is an easy walk for seniors (at various points). Lots of picnic tables and grills to enjoy a picnic. This is a haven for rare plants and to observe wildlife. Little... More 

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Helena, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Take your family for an outdoor experience. Drive through, looking. Get out and hike. Smell the spring wild azaleas. Marvel at the views. Largest canyon west of Mississippi. Not a lot of amenities nearby, but you come for nature. Visit the educational center shared by the Forest Service and Jacksonville State University. Check out the schedule of special programs offered... More 

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Milan, Italy
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125 reviews 125 reviews
59 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The falls are really beautiful even if not so high and driving the road that runs alongside you can admire it from several viewing points. We really enjoyed the drive along the canyon, you are completely immersed in the nature and it's very relaxing. Recommended.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautifully preserved national area with a very neat eco-friendly visitors center - be sure and stop there first; take time to watch the film. Grab a map and go explore the area. Take appropriate footwear.

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Boutte, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Before leaving to go on a trip we order our Passports for the national parks... It was extremely cold the day we decided to go to this park. The view is gorgeous, and we plan on returning the next time we are passing through!

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