Little River Canyon, Alabama

Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

Little River Canyon, Alabama

Little River Canyon, Alabama Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Located approximately 40 miles west of Rome, Georgia, the Little River Canyon is an impressive sandstone-granite gorge through which a sparkling clear stream runs. The Little River has deep mirror-surfaced pools, gentle ripples, and boulder-smashing, highly technical whitewater. The water is usually clear, with deep, shimmering, turquoise pools.

Cedars, pines, hardwoods, and, in spring, a profusion of wildflowers adorn the cliffs on either side of the river. Small tributaries plummet to merge with the primary flow, creating many intimate coves with excellent photographic potential. Paddlers shouldn’t become too enthralled with the scenic vistas, however, because the river demands your full attention at times."

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This incredible canyon is well worth detouring from the interstate the next time you find yourself driving through North Alabama. It is incredible - like nothing you'd really expect find in this area. Be sure to stop at a the overlooks and take in the breathtaking beauty.

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Trail Information

Fort Payne
Nearby City
2.5-5.8 miles
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Jamestown, Little River, Fort Payne (USGS); De Kalb AL, Cherokee AL (County)
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