Eberhart Trail

Fort Payne, Alabama

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Here’s a fine hike to the bottom of a major canyon. It’s a steep climb down a wide, nicely graded and grass-covered path to the rocky banks of Little River. The canyon walls rise high above as you trek down toward the blue-green waters of the river, all as waterfalls continue to work their magic shaping the soft sandstone. Trail Surface: Grass path on the way down; rocky along the river. Little River gets its start high atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia and flows along the mountain into Alabama through Alabama’s DeSoto State Park and the adjacent Little River Canyon National Preserve—a preserve of more than 14,000 acres that was added to the national park system in 1992.The canyon through which it courses was formed by the action of the river on the soft sandstone over thousands of years, creating the deepest and largest canyon east of the Mississippi.
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by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

Here’s a fine hike to the bottom of a major canyon. It’s a steep climb down a wide, nicely graded and grass-covered path to the rocky banks of Little River. The canyon walls rise high above as you trek down toward the blue-green waters of the river, all as waterfalls continue to work their magic shaping the soft sandstone. Trail Surface: Grass path on the way down; rocky along the river.

Little River gets its start high atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia and flows along the mountain into Alabama through Alabama’s DeSoto State Park and the adjacent Little River Canyon National Preserve—a preserve of more than 14,000 acres that was added to the national park system in 1992.The canyon through which it courses was formed by the action of the river on the soft sandstone over thousands of years, creating the deepest and largest canyon east of the Mississippi.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fort Payne
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 380 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 820 feet
Top Elevation: 1,200 feet
Local Contacts: Little River Canyon National Preserve
Local Maps: USGS Little River
Driving Directions: Directions to Eberhart Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2002
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Wow guys this was a very nice hike. It was a breeze on the way down but a pain on the way up but i guess thats why evrybody doesnt do this . The scenery on the trail was pretty boring but once you reach the river bed you are overwhelmed with natural wonders and beatiful rock walls. Very difficult hike on the way up so be prepared. Great Hike. Chris



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May 2018