A special place in the Southern Appalachians Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

If you cross over the dam, you will find a trail on the other side. From there, the trail will lead you around the far side of the rim to a neat overlook of the waterfall opposite of the observation point. Following the trail from there will bring you to the bottom of the falls in only a few minutes. Its steep and requires hands, but is very short. View from the bottom is great and almost nobody is ever down there, highly recommend if you don't mind getting your feet wet crossing the dam.

trail running
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

nature trips
2 months ago

Always good to go somewhere during the summer and be able to go swimming.

on Lost Falls Trail

3 months ago

ok trail. Very easy. A good trail for a family with young children. Be careful and watch for trail signs or you could get off the trail easily.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

The water felt amazing after the hot hike down. Not much rain lately so the water level is way down. Hike down to falls was fairly easy. Hike back up was a little more difficult.

Nice stroll (easier than moderate) under shade the whole way during July heat!

no water.

hiking
8 months ago

One of my favorites. Mentone is an awesome little town right down the road!

Very easy

Good. You can stop and get a trail map.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for the kids, watch out for the poison oak and sumac coming in.

Flat trail, not really for views. Across the street is Lynn's Overlook, with a spectacular view of Little River Falls. Great trail for walking dogs.