Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne: Address, Phone Number, Little River Canyon National Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve
4.5
National Parks • Canyons • Parks
Read more
Write a review
About
The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Little River Canyon National Preserve and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
546 reviews
Excellent
407
Very good
119
Average
17
Poor
2
Terrible
1

Amy B
Ecru, MS116 contributions
Couples
Do not use address listed on trip advisor. It told us to turn onto an “authorized park use” road only. We went to the pet friendly visitor center further down the road past where the directions told us to turn. Very clean and informative.
Written July 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WildHaireAdventures
Tyler, TX1,430 contributions
Couples
Just a wonderful area! Awesome hiking, beautiful waterfalls and amazing canyon rim views. Definitely worth the visit if you are in the area.
Written June 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kelly W
Mobile204 contributions
Family
Walked the .75 mile trail down to the swimming hole. Great trail. Not too difficult Beautiful location. Fun place to swim/sun. Lots of photo spots
Written June 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Catherine S
Bolton, UK7,662 contributions
Couples
After visiting the welcome centre we visited the falls, from the overlook then down to the river. There’s an accessible route as well as walking route to the overlook.
People were enjoying swimming in the river, others had just left their trash which spoilt it somewhat! I can’t understand why people visit a beautiful spot and spoil it for others!
The scenic drive was nice with views over the canyon.
Written May 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nicolediane
Atlanta, GA704 contributions
What a great spot. This is a beautiful canyon. We stopped first at the Little river Falls overlook. The falls was really roaring after heavy spring rains. It is an easy walk to the overlook. We did the scenic drive and stopped at all the overlooks. We tried to continue after the scenic drive to get to the Canyon Mouth picnic area but got lost. Better signs might help. All in all a great afternoon and fantastic views.
Written April 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Review-er-er_er
Houston, TX240 contributions
This was a pretty quiet park. We enjoyed both Grace’s High Falls and the Canyon Drive (both of which are located off of the highway, on the side opposite of the Visitors Center). We saw some wildlife here and there though here we mostly enjoyed the peace and natural beauty.

There is a rather (unintentionally) amusing video in the Visitor’s Center that runs about 20 minutes as well as nice and clean restrooms.
Written April 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie M
Germantown, TN408 contributions
My husband and I chose to take the drive around the rim of the canyon since we don't hike too much anymore. We went late in the day, but still had plenty of time since we only went halfway around. The view of the big falls near the bridge was great for photo ops. There are plenty of overlooks along the drive to stop and get more photos. However, we went in early October and the leaves hadn't started to change. You can also get a better view of the river below in the winter and early spring without leaves on the trees. I recommend only driving halfway as the return drive is supposed to be steeper and there aren't any overlooks on the return (eastern) side.
Written November 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Loretta L
Jasper, AL289 contributions
Friends
Absolutely beautiful!! One of Gods wonders at its best! Make sure and walk across the bridge to see that view too! Easily accessible, great walkway and stairs.
Written October 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Allsugaredup
new england155 contributions
Family
We spent a few hours here exploring the trails and the grounds. It was beautiful and the staff was super friendly. This was our cultural stop in Alabama and we are so happy we picked it. It’s definitely a must see if you are in the area.
Written June 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

crysaskew2018
Cordele, GA161 contributions
Family
We stumbled across this by accident but it was a great find. The falls are huge and beautiful. We will definitely be back
Written May 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 538
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Little River Canyon National Preserve

We recommend booking Little River Canyon National Preserve tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Little River Canyon National Preserve tours on Tripadvisor