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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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Well worth detouring for a couple of hours — or longer

After spending a night in Knoxville, Tennessee, we knew it was going to be a long drive home to Dallas (about 850 miles). But we decided anyway to get off the highway and take the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After spending a night in Knoxville, Tennessee, we knew it was going to be a long drive home to Dallas (about 850 miles). But we decided anyway to get off the highway and take the scenic drive through Little River Canyon National Preserve, and we're glad that we did. The "Little River" runs along the summit of Lookout Mountain east... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
85 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a beautiful scenic area in NE Alabama. If you are in the area then it is a must see. The waterfalls are lovely and the area the day we were there was covered in snow. The lookouts are amazing too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I live in this area and during the fall, you could not find a more colorful place. I enjoy going to the Little River Falls after a big rain storm and if you can catch it when there is a big rain and then the temps drop belowing freezing for several days, the 50-60 ft long icicles are beautiful. The... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area is amazing. Family friendly hikes for those with kids. But also there are more strenuous hikes with great views too. Also, for those not inclined to much time outdoorsy stuff, you can drive the 10 mile-ish road to many wonderful lookouts!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a breath taking place that I visit every time I am in town. The views are amazing so set aside a few hours to take it all in.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wish I could have gone in the fall color but perhaps another trip. Even in May, this is a beautiful part of the state. Great place for photography.

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LANCASTER
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What amazing sits at little river canyon the waterfalls,the walkways and unbelievable hiking trails. These sights are so amazing and not really well known outside of Fort Payne, AL

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Guntersville, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The visitor center is a wonderful facility with a fantastic staff that starts the trip off on a wonderful note. Scenic rim drive provides a great overview of the park and demonstrates the drop off of the river through the canyon. Most of the overlooks are clearly marked and have adequate parking. The trailheads don't seem as well marked and... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you love nature - you'll live this and the othet sights in and around Dekalb County and Fort Payne AL

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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

the museem rocks ultra modern the falls feels like the carved out of the woods its not like most parks nice little short they changed the elvation used real logs the view need to the crisp ness of autumn to be expected please camera the views are always changin as the wind blows

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