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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Address: 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
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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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Our trip to the Little River Canyon Preserve was certainly worth the drive from Atlanta. Even in the winter with bare trees it was beautiful. The Little River Falls were even more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip to the Little River Canyon Preserve was certainly worth the drive from Atlanta. Even in the winter with bare trees it was beautiful. The Little River Falls were even more breathtaking than we were expecting. And I loved how easy it was to access. The trail down to Martha's Falls was a good hike, moderate for adults and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I celebrated Presidents Day by visiting Little River Canyon National Preserve for the first time. The park was easy to find and not that far off interstate 59. We went to the visitor center first to get our passport stamps, maps and Junior Ranger activity books. They didn't have any books and simply gave our kids a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it was cold and rainy, I didn't want to spend a lot of time outdoors. But I did want to take a quick look, and I'm really glad I did. It is a beautiful place and it's easy to hop in and out of the car just to take a peek. (If I had had more time, I would... More 

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chattanooga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

February may seem like an unusual time to wander around a National Preserve but there are many things to see and do. Drive along the rim of the park canyon for a leisurely afternoon ride. Hike challenging trails, walk, bird, kayak, canoe, bring your camera and watch hawks and eagles soar. Plan ahead as there are no restaurants or pit... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great time to visit is when the leaves are off the trees. We love to go in the winter. If you can catch it after a rain, there are so many water falls coming off the sides of the ravines. The falls that are marked on the trail are really flowing good after a rain. We saw so many kayakers'... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I'm sure anytime of the year is great to visit this unknown gem, but with leaves not being on trees made this visit great. Go...go get your National Park passport stamped....and experience one of the lesser known corners of our world.

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place any time of the year. The water is so clean. Great places to picnic or just relax. If you're in the area don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

absolutely breath taking falls and trails, clean restrooms when they are open, effort made to keep trash cleared

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Wellington, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We took the Martha's waterfall trail from the base of Little River falls. Great trail. Not too easy; not too hard. Steps are a bit steep down to the water's edge at Martha's waterfall. But people in moderate shape can make it. Probably not for kids under 7 unless they are particularly outdoorsy. Well worth the hike to the water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place to take your family hiking and exploring! We stopped at the Little River Canyon Center for a map and trail recommendations, and the park ranger was very friendly and helpful. We have a 10 year old and a 7 year old, and it was just the right thing for us to do together. The kids... More 

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