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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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Breathtaking views

Visited last week with family and this place is beautiful! Only reason I didn’t give it five stars... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike3891
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Pensacola, Florida
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Great place in natyre

This is a great place to and see nature. There are many pull offs to look down in the canyon and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mjack96799
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Madison, Alabama
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The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lookout Mountain.
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4322 Little River Trl NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967-9300
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+1 256-845-9605
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All reviews scenic drive little river canyon visitor center east of the mississippi mushroom rock scenic overlooks breathtaking views natural beauty beautiful place to visit middle of the road wolf creek hiking trails beautiful area fall colors day trip picnic tables lookout mountain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Mike3891
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little River Canyon National Preserve is a scenic spot in northeastern Alabama. We stopped at the overlook above Little River Falls and then drove the scenic highway along the canyon. The waterfalls is very pretty and the water appears nearly pristine. The scenic drive has...More

1  Thank TeardropTrailrTravls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes a little detour to get here, but it's completely worth it. Start at the visitors center to get some info about the area, then head to the waterfall for some great views. Take a drive along the canyon rim to do some hiking...More

1  Thank natechertack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made many trips here to see the natural beauty in all seasons. Too bad the National Park Service can’t at least maintain the pull offs along the otherwise enjoyable scenic drive. Be very careful using the pull offs as there are many deep potholes and...More

2  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rangers are quite helpful. We took the scenic driving tour. I especially enjoyed the water falls. I would have liked to hike, but we had several areas to see with limited time. The scenic drive, about a twelve mile trip, took about an hour....More

1  Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids to visit here on a trip down memory lane. We loved in Ft. Payne 18 years prior as newlyweds and wanted to show our 3 kids some of our favorite things to do in the area. Things have not changed in...More

1  Thank Caleblyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to one of the overlooks down a short trail to reach the view we had of the falls. It was so pretty. Lots of pictures and had a great time.

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice rangers station, lots of pertinent info and knowledgeable advisors. Several hikes available and maps are easily understood and trails marked. The Falls were about a third of their typical capacity due to drought but still beautiful. Hike down to Martha's falls and enjoy the...More

1  Thank MLSJD
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to this very pretty waterfall as the parking lot is only steps away. There are a few steps to go down or you can take the ramp/walkway. Plenty of viewing and photo opt spots. Interesting info on the Canyon itself. A visitor...More

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Ginnifur
September 23, 2018|
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Response from JubileeJerry | Reviewed this property |
You have to hike down long steps to get to the swimming area at the top of the falls.
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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
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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!
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