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Little River Canyon National Preserve

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The waterfall alone was worth the visit

There are 2 scenic drives with one being much shorter, with the latter the one we took. The drive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, GA
Hidden gem in Alabama

If you're in the area, this is definitely a hidden gem off the beaten path. There are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddy O
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are 2 scenic drives with one being much shorter, with the latter the one we took. The drive had nice overlooks with very little traffic. The waterfall is amazing, particularly after all the rain we had this year. Even more amazing is that kayak...More

Thank Tucker50
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the area, this is definitely a hidden gem off the beaten path. There are some excellent overlooks into the canyon as well as several waterfalls that are beautiful anytime of the year. Be sure to gas up before you go because there...More

Thank Eddy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The address on TripAdvisor took us to the top of the Little River Canyon. This is the biggest canyon east of the Mississippi river. You could hear the falls and the river below. As you continue your drive, make sure you stop at Little Falls...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The trails, the river and falls, they are beautiful. We like to go here after a heavy rain and watch the water flow over the falls.

Thank marlaine2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was beautiful. You had a bridge you could walk on and view the river below and a trail one the other side of bridge to walk on that ended on a trail that lead into the woods so we turned around cause we...More

1  Thank Littlefoots' M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this park in order to see the water falls. The parking lot was well marked, easily accessed, and facilities onsite. The walk to the falls was simple and less than a five minute walk each way.

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little scenic drive with stops along the canyon rim that are quite impressive and pretty. Overlooks are mostly easy to reach. The waterfall was pretty and seemed to be a popular natural swimming spot on a hot day. Our favorite canyon overlook (aside from...More

1  Thank Hturtle333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea that Alabama had anything like this! Great place to see nature including water Falls and beautiful Canyons with awesome rock cliffs. If you are in the area it’s worth your time.

Thank JubileeJerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only went to the overlook so I can not say alot about the rest of the preserve. What we saw was beautiful. The overlook was area was in the lovely movie Southern Heart. It is always a treat to see things in real life...More

1  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took some time to just stop by as we were passing through and it was well worth it. I had no idea such a beautiful place existed in that area. This is an excellent detour to just sit a spell or take a picnic...More

1  Thank marksR3617HJ
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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
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!
August 17, 2017|
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Response from melvis99 | Reviewed this property |
I've never been fishing there and have never seen anyone else fishing. You could probably fish with a simple rod and reel, but fly fishing would probably be difficult in this area.