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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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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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This is a amazing place the views are beautiful. If you go try to go after a rain because this is when the waterfalls are at their best,and fall or winter is really good because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a amazing place the views are beautiful. If you go try to go after a rain because this is when the waterfalls are at their best,and fall or winter is really good because you can see more of the canyon.

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Pell City
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day for hiking in the canyon. Landscape has changed some with the recent flooding. All part of nature's plan.

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Thank Buddy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful peaceful place. I got wonderful pictures and wonderful memories. My son enjoyed the hiking, and I enjoyed the scenery.

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Florence, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rangers are wonderfully helpful, and the views are stellar. Enough hiking here for weeks. A well kept secret

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot. A great place to go hiking. There is a beautiful new visitor center from where you can begin your journey.

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Hudson, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a short walk (500') from the Little River Canyon Falls Park to a very nice waterfall. Then we drove the canyon parkway which was fairly scenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great scenic drive. We spent a couple of hours just driving and stopping at pull offs. Next time we will do some of the hiking trails.

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Moss Point
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Worth the drive. Amazing when the rivers are flooded. We came after the area had received 20 inches of rain in a 24 hour period. All of the rivers were extremely flooded which made the falls absolutely spectacular.

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BIRMINGHAM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is an outstanding drive and the canyon. There are numerous turnouts for closer scenic viewing. If you are hardy there are several trails down to the river. Not bad on the way down and they have wooden benches upon which to rest on the trek up

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great way to get back to the basics, lots of photo opportunities of the beautiful landscapes. Fun way to spend quality time with friends and family.

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