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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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Fort Payne, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beautiful scenic drive along the canyon and the prettiest waterfall that was easy to reach. The water was so clear and the kids loved swimming in it.

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Birmingham
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124 reviews 124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Little River Canyon is something everyone needs to see. It is absolutely breathtaking and something you could just sit and stare at for hours. Great family place for all ages.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I lived near Little River Canyon for years and have always taken visiting friends and family to see this beautiful landmark. It is worth a visit.

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