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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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fall is okay but route 176 must see

it is a beautiful area. fall is good but nothing specific. Route 176 is terrific, must see if you are in the area. provides beautiful views to canyon. Don't miss it especially if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

it is a beautiful area. fall is good but nothing specific. Route 176 is terrific, must see if you are in the area. provides beautiful views to canyon. Don't miss it especially if you are riding a motorcycle. It is a fun road with curves and nice scenic vistas...

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I wanted to swim under a waterfall this summer, so the locals pointed us to the lovely Little Canyon National Preserve to see and swim in the waterfall. So we headed to Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama. The falls are less than a 30-minute drive from Interstate 59, but it will take about an hour or longer if you... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I never knew there was a canyon atop Lookout Mountain! This is one piece of nature that's enjoyable to anyone who drops by, not just the outdoorsman. There's a rim drive with overlooks that offers view after view of the canyon, starting with a waterfall at the north end and then following the river south. Hiking is available, but the... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I love this place, clean cold water if you want to go swimming, twisty roads if you are riding a bike, breathtaking views if you just want to enjoy the surroundings, what is not to like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are no crowds. Very few people know about it, but we saw a Japanese group there. You can go in/out anytime as there are no fees. Beautiful views. You are over the nesting sites of some of the big birds.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A short drive off I-59 in north Alabama this National park is a hidden treasure. No large crowds and simply beautiful. We chose to go on a rather hot day so bring water. The trails are short, Usually less than a mile. Most are not steep so almost anyone can enjoy. After seeing the canyon we felt that earlier in... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

About 6 motorcycles traveled up andback down the canyon!! We visited DeSoto Falls, Hawks Glide, Trail of Tears , Eberhart Trail,and Martha's Chapel! Beautiful and Peaceful!!!!

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We took a scenic detour off of I-59 on the way to Chattanooga just to drive the canyon drive, and there are some really nice views on the overlooks! At the end of the drive, the road dead ends into another road - turn right and go maybe 1/8 of a mile to the parking lot for the Little River... More 

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Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Go see it so worth it. FREE, PRETTY!! Nice scenic drive to view the canyon with the river in the bottom of it. We stayed in a cabin in the area and enjoyed the relaxing scenery in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love taking a day for a drive to the mountains. One of the beauties in AL is Little River Canyon. We have the beauty of God's hand right here!

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Address: 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone Number: +1 256 845 9605
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fort Payne

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