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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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“scenic drive”(48 reviews)
“visitor center”(30 reviews)
The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
4322 Little River Trl NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967-9300
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All reviews scenic drive little river canyon visitor center mushroom rock east of the mississippi scenic overlooks breathtaking views natural beauty middle of the road love nature beautiful place to visit hiking trails beautiful area fall colors wolf creek day trip take pictures
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving through the area for the first time and find this incredible natural wonder. The visitor center is awesome and the staff super friendly and helpful. You can drive the entire length of the canyon and there are stop points for you to view the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Little River Canyon National Preserve is a beautiful place to visit. If waterfalls and huge expanses of land are your thing, then you are in the right place. Whether it be Little River Falls, Martha's Falls, or another, this place is wonderful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tbgman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a beautiful January day, we took an afternoon and toured Little River Canyon. We were staying near by at Bear Creek Cabins and started out tour towards the end of the canyon going to the start of it. With the leaves off the trees,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank everyoneknowsjeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost didn’t go, after visiting many parks with our 2 year old, she was getting quite “over it”. This was nice because you were able to see beautiful views without a ton a hiking/waking. Drove the scenic route and enjoyed all the views and stops....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SHam808
Reviewed January 16, 2019

No entry fee required. Definitely view the video in the visitor center prior your self-guided driving tour. To start your tour, stop at the overlook above Little River Falls and then continue your scenic drive along the canyon to Eberhart Point. There are several overlooks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron T
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This park is very pretty. When we went there was a craft fair and food . There was a small musical group playing on the deck overlooking the park. Very nice visitor center with gift shop and extremely helpful employees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy T
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We were on our way home from a Florida vacation and thought to take a look at the falls after all the rain that has been in north Alabama. We pulled in the parking area and thought to go to the restrooms before the seeing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful rivers/canyons I have ever seen! Even though today was foggy and rainy the falls were beautiful! I can only imagine how beautiful it would be on a sunny day!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jodijo3227
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited last week with family and this place is beautiful! Only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because the dining and entertainment options in the area (we were staying in mentone) are limited to day the least. But if you want to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Mike3891
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to and see nature. There are many pull offs to look down in the canyon and three waterfalls. It’s a great place to go and see the trees turning color or just to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mjack96799
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September 23, 2018|
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You have to hike down long steps to get to the swimming area at the top of the falls.
McKenna K
July 21, 2018|
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Response from cer1126 | Reviewed this property |
The waterfalls have a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible; if a wheelchair is an option since she can’t walk far. There is a beautiful overlook of the falls so it would be well worth it. If that isn’t an option you can... More
Emma M
June 17, 2018|
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Response from ELFDUDE | Reviewed this property |
Dawn to Dusk for hiking but the main road is open 24hrs!